זעתרה (צומת תפוח), חארס, חבלה

Observers: 
Fathiye Akfe, Yehudit Levin (reporter, photographer) Translated by Iva
May-1-2014
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Afternoon
Seriously? Does this make us safer?

13:58 Habla checkpoint -

The checkpoint was opened at mid-day for an hour at 13:00. At 14:00 the gatesinfo-icon are supposed to close until 18:00, and then be open again for  an hour.

13:59 In front of the locked gate there are two Palestinian guys, who want to return to their village. They did not take into account the time it takes the soldiers to lock three electic gates in the checkoint, and to sweep the sand between the gates, in case someone will go through them (?!)

Fathiye tals about it with the DCO people who tell her that the old people know to come 10 minutes before 14:00, when the gate is still open.

 

14:20 Jit intersection - A military vihicle is parking  aside, there are tired soldiers in it.

 

Road 60, up to Huwwara-burin intersection a very substential military traffic.

 

 

14:31 Huwwara intersection -there is a military Jeep by the square. No checking at the checkpoint.

 

15:05 Za'atra checkoint - there are soldiers and vehicles there. Military and civil police in the place. When we went through we did not see any detained vehicles.

15:16 a little before the lights in Haris checkpoint, at the opposite direction to our way [to Israel] there is a military car parking, and outside there is a guy sitting on the earth, and soldiers around him.

 

15:35 Azzun Atma checkpoint - since our shift was short this time we arrived before most of the workers who return to the villages at the afternoon. Whowever returns now does not wait long for the checkup by the soldiers at the entrance to the village.