Hamra (Beqaot)

Observers: 
Revital S., Rachela H. (Reporting). Marcia L. (Translation)
12/01/2016
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Afternoon

 

14:00, Bezeq Checkpoint

We passed through.

 

Allon Highway

Soldiers of the Kfir Battalion are on military exercises.  In the area of Gochya Gate, the battery is pointed north and west.

 

14:15 Hamra Checkpoint

A line of 16 cars waits from the eastern direction (right photo); a similar line on the west side (left photo).  All the time cars join the line, but it doesn’t move.

A male and a female soldier (“Lions of the Jordan”) come to inquire who we are.  They listened.

The male soldier claims that they want to kill us all, everywhere; the female soldier looked very surprised. They asked that we take care of ourselves and left.  A pity.  Actually, I wanted to speak with them. There, in that same place, we received blessings of peace from the travelers who are waiting in their cars.

 

14:30

A soldier stationed at the road waves his cap and the line from the east begins to move and passes through the checkpoint without stopping, as if a light changed at a signal.  No car is checked.

 

14:40

A line of cars that had been waiting from the western side arrives. The waiting time of the cars that we tracked was close to 20 minutes.  (A long time!)

 

14:50

The cap waves and another caravan passes from the east.

14:55 - We left.

 

We decided to give up on the ride up to Tayasir.

 

15:25 – Bezeq

We were asked how we were doing and we passed through.