'Awarta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Shomron Crossing, Za'tara (Tapuah)

Observers: 
Esther V. Shosh D. Navah E. observing &reporting. Natanya translating.
05/12/2013
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Morning

In the night rain had fallen and refreshed the olive groves and the ploughed fields.  

6.30 Azzun Atma.“Today the checkpoint is good” said the workers rushing to the cars of their employers. The line was not long and moved quickly. This time surprisingly we were not chased away by the threatening sergeant. Besides the military police who handled the checkpoint with great efficiency the woman soldier had nothing to do with us. We saw that the parallel route which is usually kept for those entering the village had been opened as a humanitarian routs. The soldiers said it is meant for the older workers and for those in a hurry to get to work.

(I thought of the letter which had been sent to the net and thought that the army had refreshed the orders to the soldiers at the checkpoint).

The Shomron crossing.There are no police at the exit from Israel.

7.55 Za’tara/Tapuach.The checkpoint is not manned. On the other side of the circle to the north some soldiers are checking a car at the side of the road.

Checkpoint of Yitzhar/Burin.  No military activity.

7.30 Beit Furik.  The checkpoint is empty of military presence.  On the hill an army vehicle watched the Madison route. The streets of the village are empty of children.  It seems that again there is a school vacation.

Awarta.  The yellow bar is closed at the passage as usual.

7.50 Huwwara.  The checkpoint is not manned.

A soldier guards the ascent to Bracha settlement.

The checkpoints of Yitzhar and Burin.No soldiers.

Za’tara/Tapuach  There is no checking at the posts.

Shomron crossing.The traffic flows.