'Einabus, Haris, Huwwara, Jama'in, Kifl Harith

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

.Haris, Kifl Harith, Jama’in, ‘Einabus, Huwwara


09:00  Rosh Ha’ayin train station


09:30  Haris.  The women arrived one by one because doctors have come to the village to see patients.  Today’s lesson focuses on colors and items of clothing.  The text is about a birthday, what people wear to the party.  What the women are wearing today, what colors are their garments.  We use the text to learn verbs, singular and plural.  A new pupil came to today’s lesson: a young, elegant attorney.  She’s not worried about being behind the others; she’ll quickly make up what she missed – after all, she attended university!


She also has a request, and Nadim helps her make it:  Her father has received a legal document in Hebrew.  He needs it translated, but doesn’t want it to leave the house.  We’ll go see him and help with the translation.


09:30  We leave Haris.  Kifl Harith, Zeta and Jama’in are calm.  In ‘Einabus we were told what happened on Saturday when settlers from Yitzhar invaded the village (what we were told was consistent with the details residents of Burin reported to us last week).  Saturday was one of the few days the villagers were allowed to work their land.  The settlers, who might have been informed of this, beat those working in the fields and stole sheep.  In Jama’in they were also able to tell us about what happened in Huwwara that same Saturday:  villagers worked plots bordering land that settlers from Yitzhar had taken over.  The settlers showed up, attacked the villagers with iron bars.  One man was hospitalized.


10:15  We drove toward Huwwara.  A Border Police jeep is parked at the Yitzhar junction.  A police jeep is stationed at the entrance to the parking area, a policeman standing alongside giving a ticket to a driver of  a Palestinian car.  More revenue for the Israel police. 

We did not see soldiers at Tapuach junction.  But there are four hitchhiking stations:  two in the direction of Beracha, two others in the direction of Ramallah.


A surprise on the way back:  soldiers load onto a truck the concrete blocks that blocked the village entrance.  The permanent roadblock is also open.


11:00  Back to Haris.


11:30  Back to Rosh Ha’ayin.