Beit Iba, Thu 1.11.07, Afternoon

Shosh B., Devorah L., Avital C. (reporting) Trans. Judith Green

Beit Iba

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 detaineesinfo-icon.  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.