Bruqin, Kufr alDik, Wed 12.6.13, Morning
Translation: Suzanne O.
On the way, before Brokin Junction, there was a long queue of cars reaching up to Ariel Junction. It wasn't clear whether this was a roadblock or an accident. We weren't able to find out before we branched off.
A little before 10:00 a.m., we reached Chanan's club in Kafr A-Dik. A quite large group of women and children awaited us, ready for the activities. There were a lot of children because they had already broken up from school for the summer.
We had brought coloured paper, crayons, paint and stickers. Ruti asked them to close their eyes and imagine their hopes. Then she asked them to draw their dreams. The children co-operated and appeared to enjoy the activity very much.
We worked with the women on a variety of handicrafts.
We left at about 12:30 p.m., and drove via Brokin this time. From the road which winds through the village (parallel to the main road) it is easier to see the Bruchin settlement all along the ridge and to the north. At the northern exit from Bruchin (on the Ariel side) there was a snap roadblock. An IDF jeep was parked at the side of the road and three armed soldiers stood beside it. They stopped two Palestinian vehicles and allowed us to pass without being checked.