בורין (יצהר), זעתרה (צומת תפוח), חארס, חבלה, חווארה, עזון
13:30 – Habla
There are other soldiers here and the situation is better.
14:00 – Azun
A jeep and some soldiers are standing under the trees at the entrance to the village.
14:30– The jeep is standing on the hill next to the Burian School, as usual.
14:35 – Huwara Checkpoint
The checkpoint is manned. Five soldiers meticulously check every car going in the direction of Nablus. When they saw us they approached as usual and told us to leave immediately, for fear for our safety. They explained that they were checking all cars going north because of an alert they had received.
15:15 – Burin
We met Muneer, who told us that on Saturday, March 14th, a relative went to clear his land before building a house. The land is in Area B, which is under joint Israeli- Palestinian jurisdiction. As soon as the Palestinian tractor entered the area, 17 settlers from Givat Ronen began to throw stones. The Palestinians did not respond because they knew what to expect. The army arrived and sent the man away from his land, claiming that he needed to coordinate things with the Israeli and Palestinian Liaison and Coordination Administrations. On Monday the man went again to clear the land and immediately three settlers arrived, one of whom was the security coordinator. He sent them away and made a V sign with his fingers. On Tuesday the man went to his land again and six settlers came down with their flock. Two stayed behind and four approached the tractor. Muneer, who was there, called people from the church, who live in Yinon, who arrived with the army. They confronted the soldiers and explained that the man had a building permit. After a phone call to the Liaison and Coordination Administration, the officer ordered the settlers and the soldiers to leave.
(The people from the church had cameras).
16:10 – Three border patrol soldiers were checking Palestinian cars at the entrance to Bita.
The junction is manned.
A military vehicle stands in the junctions wit soldiers next to it.