יום ד' 19.9.07, בוקר

Observers: 
Sara K., Nina S. (reporting), Helen (Swedish guest)
19/09/2007
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Morning

 

Translation: Nina S.

7.30 Zaatara-Tapuach junction

Calm, no lines, no limits of passage. Helen was here since 6 am and reports it was like that all the time, so we continued to Huwwara.

7.50 Huwwara

Calm, a short line of pedestrians, 2 active CPs, sometimes only one.

Passage for cars west of the checking cubicle has been closed by barbed wire, so there is only one line for active use.

A dog trainer, with her dog, are present. While checking cars the driver and the passengers are requested to stand far away, it takes about 10 minutes. Cars that are not checked by the dog pass at about 3 minutes per car. The line is not long. Between one check and the next the soldiers take time to chat. A family of a woman, who seemed to be suffering pain and is on her way to hospital, was permitted to cross the CP on foot on the road, so she can get to the cab at the other end faster and will have a shorter way to walk.

8.20 A detainee is sent to the detention cubicle. We did not succeed to find out what the reason was for his detention. By the time we returned from Beit Furik (10.15) he had been released.

9.30 Beit Furik

Calm activity, the cab drivers say the CP was opened at 5 am and closes at midnight (in honor of Ramadan?) but no Nablus citizens may cross to visit their families in Beit Furik, in spite of the holidays.

10.15 Huwwara

No change, a new detainee - has Gaza ID. They are waiting for instructions. Another one was detained while we were there, he has an Israeli ID. The girl soldier is checking his telethon for his calls and asks questions about his family and friends, His answers are evasive and do not satisfy the army. They decide to call the police.

At Yitzhar there were no manned CPs

11.00 Zaatra -Tapuach junction

Quite, no lines.