'Awarta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 16.5.13, Morning
Translation: Yael Bassis-Student
06:25 Azzun Atma
The line is too long but condensed. The soldiers on site are reserved soldiers. They tell us that there was no closure yesterday, but obviously there were less workers. There is no work in the Settlement on Holidays. The soldiers try to expedite the passage nut the objective conditions are tough. If there were two sleeves and four computers posts the despondency could have been more convenient.
The dirt work on the way to the Sha'are Tiqva settlement are continued vigorously.
Shomron (Samaria) Passage -
There is no police post on the way out from Israel.
07:10 Za'tara –Tapuah Checkpoint
There are no soldiers on site. At the car park there are empty buses of tourists. We wonder where do they walk?
There is no military activity.
07:30 Beit Furik checkpoint -
There are no soldiers. At the village of Furik all appear as usual. The girls-student walk up the hill to their school' all dressed in the school uniform. The boys walk down the hill wearing jeans and T-shirts. Our local friend told us that the Nakba day was not observed yesterday. They did not even bother to hang up new flags.
The yellow 'hand' of the gate still blocks passage.
08:00 Huwwara -
Soldiers pick up garbage from the middle of the road that fell off the truck and traffic to Nablus was brought to halt. A soldier at the top of the tower over looks from above. They randomly inspect vehicle passing on the road.
Going up the hull to the settlement of Bracha stands a soldier. There is a settler waiting for a lift at the station and opposite him, at the tower, there is a soldier.
There are no soldiers at the checkpoint. Three soldiers stand in the middle of the square ignoring the traffic that streams along.
Shomron-Samaria Passage -
Traffic is as usual.