Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Tue 8.1.08, Afternoon
14.10 Crossroads of Za'tra, 14 cars in both direction.
The pleasant family sign which receives us has a warn on it which we cannot ignore. "a sword to God and Gideon."
Few people are going through but this does not calm the military policewomen who keep shouting in her basic Arabic...."Back Back/" It is very cold. The open checkpoint is a room used for the stripping of shoes, belts, coats, etc .
There is a smell of fresh paint. A white line is now painted in red, a colour which means "Danger. The border to Machsomwatch."
15.05 Beit Furik.
Once again we wonder at what is means by the "Defence Army of Israel" when on the sign of the regiment is written "Predator of the night." And also the promise of the martyr " By the blood of my life"
The pedestrian crossing is empty but the car lane is very long and because of the white line we cannot see where it ends. The drivers freeze as they lift their coats. Only one soldier checks cars in both directions.