'Anata-Shu'afat, Al-Ezariya

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Julia W., Rahel W. (reporting)



We went first to Anata which seemed to be functioning as usual.  There were no vehicle backups, no shouting.  Traffic proceeded smoothly.
Al Ezariya
Was still pretty quiet, perhaps because of the oppressively hot weather.  We continued on in the direction to Wadi Nar to see what was happening in the Bedouin encampment which has been squeezed into a smaller and smaller area as building continues to encircle it.  The encampment appeared to be empty, but this might have been because of the very hot weather.
We tried to enter the checkpoint at  A Zaim from the Maaleh Adumim Road and turned off at the A Zaim exit, but it was not possible to get back under the highway to the checkpoint.  We found ourselves meandering through the narrow streets.  After talking with some people there, we just returned to the main road and returned to Jerusalem.