Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Jit Junction , Madama, Za'tara (Tapuah)

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Susan Aide and Petahya (reporting). Translator: Charles K.
Seriously? Does this make us safer?


13:40  Habla.  No problems.


14:20  Jit junction

The checkpoint and tower on the north side of the road are manned.  A tractor and a crane are working on the site, perhaps enlarging the checkpoint and also reinforcing it.


14:30  Madama

They haven’t finished harvesting olives on the Yizhar side.


14:35  Burin. 

Four locations didn’t receive permits to harvest olives.


14:40  Huwwara.

A manned checkpoint at the plaza, blocked by concrete barriers.  Apartheid on Highway 555/Itamar – Palestinians aren’t allowed to proceed.


14:45  Beit Furiq

The checkpoint is manned in both directions, two jeeps at the entrance, many soldiers on the opposite hill.



Heavy military vehicle traffic.  Some vehicles are located permanently on the main road and harass people.  Wednesday a closureinfo-icon was imposed on the town from 14:00 to 21:00.  The army patrols the town.


15:30  Two ambulances – one military and one from Red Magen David – escorted by two military vehicles flashed by on Huwwara’s main road to Za’tara,  sounding their sirens.  Palestinian TV reports an attack at the Alon Moreh settlement and displays pictures of soldiers attacking and kicking a Palestinian boy.  Ynet immediately reported “an attack in Samaria” and then deleted the report.  I watched the news as soon as I returned home; there was no mention of an attack.


15:45  A checkpoint at the entrance to Beita, soldiers in the tower opposite the entrance.


15:50  Za’tara

The checkpoint is manned by soldiers in every direction.


16:00  Ariel junction

Only Palestinians get off bus No. 476 of the Afikim company.  Apartheid. 


Hars junction

Soldiers stand among the olive trees with weapons drawn.