Hamra (Beqaot), Tayasir, Tue 15.10.13, Afternoon
12:30 – We drove through the Bezek Checkpoint.
12:45 – Hamra Checkpoint
The awning that shades the checkpoint is still torn. There is a military police flag, and the checkpoint is manned by three men and two women soldiers. None of them approached us.
A white tender such as those belonging to the security administrators in the settlements arrives. It has a logo and "Police" written on it, and belongs to the Palestinian Police, and it drives westward. A few small taxis arrive from both directions. It is a holiday and there is very little traffic.
We left at 13:15.
13:30 - Tayasir
The same paratroopers are here. A large green garbage container is overflowing and garbage is spilling out, and cats are crawling in and out. Four cars cross going east. The drivers present their ID cards and continue on their way.
Soldiers in the abandoned army base are loading mattresses. An Israeli transport vehicle with yellow license plates stops near the position on the road, is sent back, and waits. At last it drives off. We hear shooting again and again. The place looks like a deserted hilltop. The soldiers wearing vests and red caps look like they are suffering in the heat. We picked a handful of fruit from the trees and left.
We left at 13:50.
We drove back through Bezek Checkpoint at 14:10.