Eliyahu Crossing, Habla, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah)

Observers: 
Pithiah A., Riba B. Translator: Judith Green
Sep-17-2015
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Afternoon

  

Agricultural Gate at Habla, Eliyahu,

 

We left Kfar Saba at 13:30.

 

13:45 - agricultural gate at Habla

The gate was open, the local residents go in and out without any complaints.

 

14:00  Eliyahu passage

There is nothing particular to note.  We continued our way from Adama to Burin and the Huwarra checkpoint.  The checkpoint was manned more fully than on our earlier shift.  A soldier came to find out who we were.  Cars went in and out through the checkpoint with no obvious delay

The road between the town of Huwarra and the checkpoint was unusually jammed, including  a fairly large  number of military jeeps.  An unusual sight.  The road continued to be jammed for a long time, even when we arrived at the town of Huwarra and while we stayed there.

 

16:00: The junction at Za'atra was manned in every possible way:  every area of the checkpoint including the tower.  A lot of soldiers were guarding the hitch-hiking station and a Palestinian car was being inspected.

 

16:30  - On our way back, toward the west a little before Ariel, Munir called and reported that there was a lot of commotion at the Za'atra checkpoint, with many soldiers and the way through was almost halted.

 

To summarize:  an unusual shift. There was a feeling that things were happening below the surface, but we couldn't really see what it was