'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Jubara (Kafriat), Tue 12.2.08, Afternoon
13.30 Rain. Jubara (Dates). At the children's gate, only wet soldiers. At Ar-Ras heavy rain and about 4-5 cars at the entrance.
The traffic flows and we are told that there is segregation for those of Jenin and north of it, those who are under the age of 35 are not allowed to pass. Inside a Mercedes that is parked on the side of the road is a respectable gentlemen, well dressed who complains that yesterday after he had been given a permit to pass at Beit Iba the soldiers pulled up the spikes and his car had been damaged. He complained at the DCO. We said we would check this out.
The DCO says that the incident with the spikes was a technical error but he does not know who will compensate the man. Far away from our eyes there is a violent incident in which the commander breaks the glass of a car which is parked in a forbidden area. There is an argument between the driver and the commander as the driver says he did not hear the calls of the captain to stop.
16.40 We leave while the rain beats down. Pictures of those walking in the water are attached. .