'Anabta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Eliyahu Crossing, Habla, Shave Shomron, Mon 12.8.13, Morning

Observers: 
Shoshana Z., Nina S. (reporting), Translator: Judith Green
Aug-12-2013
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Morning

 

An ordinary day of occupation, everything working precisely like that we are used to

 

06:10  'Azzun 'Atma

It is a quiet and peaceful morning.  A lot of people are waiting for their employers; only a few still standing in line to go through, and they go through quickly.  By 07:00 there was no line, even though people keep arriving and are emptied out of their vehicles to stand in line.  Regular inspection, take off belts, put possessions on the nearby wall (15 cm. in width),present the document to  electronic reader, finger on the electronic device, and Oops!  you are through.

 

But "yesterday the checkpoint was closed", according to a Palestinian woman,  closed the whole day.  Why?  "Don't know." and we couldn't find out from the soldiers or other people, as we heard this  only after we had left the checkpoint.

 

06:40:  Habla

There are already a lot of people outside the check point, which was supposed to have opened at 06:30.  The crossing through was quick and without problems. There are marks from yesterday's rain and in the container, next to the checkpoint,  a puddle of water remained, maybe from the roof.  At 06:50 the line broke up and everyone who arrived afterward went through quickly.

 

The "Zofin" crossroads at the entrance to Qalqilya is becoming permanent. They are covering the center of the plaza with stones and beautifying the area.

 

'Azun- the gate was open

Shavei Shomron- no checkpoint

'Anabta- open passage

Entrance to Lower Shufa - cement blocks, but the passage is open

As we said, it was an ordinary day of occupation.