Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Wed 5.12.07, Morning
Translation: Ruth F.
7:15- Kifer Haras
The entrance was blocked by rocks (of medium size). A jeep and three soldiers were there.
"Back to Back" exchange of cargo was preformed. The residents that walked by foot from their village said that there was a Judaic tomb in the village that Israelis came to pray by. When they come there they move the rocks and enter with their vehicles, then they put the rocks back again.
At the entrance to the village were large cement bricks blocking the road. There were no soldiers, back to back exchange of cargo was performed.
7:50 Za'tara/Tapouah junction
Three inspection posts were manned by a large number of soldiers, so there were no lines from the direction of Nablus. The inspections were superficial and quick.
At the parking lot were more free spots there on other days, there were few people heading out or in, few cars were passing, quiet, a large garbage truck was standing on the side, which explains why the area was clean.
Next to us a car was parked, the passengers in it said they had been detained for over two hours. They came from Awarta and drove on the road that is intended only for Jews and were caught!! They were released without us intervening, a few minutes after we had arrived.
Everything was flowing and working as usual! A distressing feeling that business is as usual.
8:50- Beit Furik
There were no lines, not much traffic... quiet. A new soldier was there- he was courteous.