'Anata-Shu'afat, Al-Ezariya, Container (Wadi Nar), Sun 13.10.13, Afternoon
Anata - Shu'afat
When we arrived at Anata at about 1:30 p.m., we saw no children returning from school as we usually do. Perhaps it’s because of the Eid, or perhaps there was some other reason. Traffic proceded without difficulty. The filth around the parking lot would embarrass a third world nation. It would be nice if our municipality sent some cleaners to this area to clean up the disgusting mess in advance of the holiday.
Azariya was jam packed with people buying for the holiday. The shops were filled to overflowing and there were traffic jams.
The road up to Wadi Nar that has been under repair for the last few months has been reopened. The road is much repaired and safety rails have been placed along the sides at several locations. However, although it is clearly marked as being one way, vehicles of all sizes continue to come down in the opposite direction and at rapid speeds, so while the road itself is much safer than it was previously, one must still be very alert when driving on it.
There were more vehicles of workers than is usual at this time, perhaps because they wanted to get home for the holiday. Traffic travelled quickly and without incident at Wadi Nar.