'Anata-Shu'afat, Al-Ezariya, Container (Wadi Nar), Isawiyya

Observers: 
Rahel W. (reporting), guest
28/01/2015
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Afternoon

 

Isawiyyah:  The situation at each of the exits from Isawiyyah remains essentially the same.  The exit to Mt. Scopus is still blocked and manned by several troops; the exit to French Hill is still open to alternate one way traffic and manned; the exit to Maaleh Adumim road seems to have been widened and is unmanned.  

 

When we arrived at Anata at about 2:30, there was no impediment to traffic.  However, for whatever reason, at about 4:00 p.m., there was a huge back up of traffic in both directions.  

 

Azariah is becoming more and more decrepit and the main roads resemble junk yards.  On the road toward Wadi Naar, there is literally a mountain of garbage.  The Bedouin continue to be squeezed into a narrow sliver of land – some 200 meters by 50 meters at most.  The extensive building all around them goes on and we have not yet been able to determine just what is going to be there.