Beit Furik, Haris, Huwwara, Jama'in, Qira, Za'tara (Tapuah)

Natalie Cohen, Naomi Bentsur, Nadim (driving), Translator: Charles K.


09:00  We left the Rosh Ha’ayin train station.

09:30  Hars.  Sixteen women participated today in the second Hebrew class.  Almost all arrived on time; others, mostly new students, were late.  They’re very excited to learn Hebrew, particularly when they see similarities between words in Hebrew and in Arabic.  The women who were in class last week brought their homework – they wrote the names of their family members in Hebrew.  It’s pleasing to see how quickly they learn the alphabet.  At their request we decided to devote the entire month to Hebrew lessons, to give them a firm basis before we begin alternating two weeks of Hebrew and two weeks of English.  After class we helped some women who had joined the class today.



09:45  We drove from Hars through Kifl Hars, Qira, Jama’in and Einabus.

10:00  Huwwara.  Four soldiers at the checkpoint stopped two hikers who’d come from Nablus.  They were released after being searched.

10:30  Beit Furik.  It’s quiet.  We don’t see any military presence in the area.

11:00  Tapuach junction.  Two soldiers inspected a Palestinian vehicle loaded with sacks.  The driver was lucky that he wasn’t required to empty them; a superficial check was enough for the soldiers.

11:30  Back to Hars.

12:00  Back to the Rosh Ha’ayin train station.