'Anata-Shu'afat, Al-Ezariya, Container (Wadi Nar)

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Julia W., Rahel W. (reporting)



Regarding all three places that we visited, the sad story is that they have become routine.  Traffic and pedestrians move through the checkpoints as if they are a natural phenomenon and the way things were meant to be.  The children at Anata get off their school buses and vans and trudge along the road leading to the turnstiles on their way home.  The checkpoints are as much a part of their lives as school itself.  


It’s the same story in Wadi Nar.  Vehicles pass through in both directions.  It appears that there is much less military presence.  ;The once very busy intersection near the shops is pretty much deserted, in spite of the refurbished shop.  


The construction work at the site has come to an end with very little apparent difference in operating procedures.