Beit Iba, Thu 1.11.07, Afternoon
A report from a building worker who returned from work: the checkpoint opened today only at 6 AM, instead of 5. A soldier was standing there and welcoming the workers with strong curses.
Large-scale building improvements going on - in order to normalize the lives of the soldiers at the checkpoint.
A line of 30 people leaving Nablus.
At the entrance to Nablus there is no inspection at all.
A car doing its test - not allowed to go through.
Because of the building work, we are not allowed to speak with the detainees. After many requests to speak to someone in charge - and on the grounds that we are a humanitarian organization - and therefore we must be allowed to speak to them - he allows us to do it, with a wave of the hand.
A few minutes after we spoke with the detainees, they started to also inspect people entering Nablus. We leave the area, with a bad feeling.