Haris, Kifl Harith, Za'tara (Tapuah)

Observers: 
Natalie Cohen, Naomi Bentsur (reporting); Maya BH (translating)
Apr-1-2014
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Morning

09:00 We depart from the Rosh Ha'Ayin train station
09:30  We reach Haris
As usual, the meeting is joyous.  The lesson begons with a competitive game that arouses excitement:  find words (from the vocabulary  they acquired) that begin with a particular letter.  This is a chance to see what they have achieved so far.
Later we focussed on "What time is it?".  This enabled rehearsal of numbers in feminine and masculine form.  Using a clock we practiced hours, half hours, and quarter hours.
At the end, to our mutual disappointment, the club manager announced there would be no classes in the coming 2 weeks.  Her daughter is getting married and she is busy with the preparations.  She is not willing to entrust the keys to anyone else.  A pity.

09:30  We leave Haris Village towards the CP.  The checkpoint is open, but a military vehicle stands next to it.  We drive through Salfit to Iskaka. One of the villagers reports that it is quiet there today, but the Yasuf villagers have continuous conflits with the Tapuah settlers.  As we converse, a military jeep enters, and then leaves. At Tapuah junction the parking lot is empty.  There re no soldiers at the bus stop, but two where the hitchhikers stand.  Police stop cars to see if they did their winter checks.
11:00 On our way back we no longer see the vehicle at the entrance to Haris.