'Anata-Shu'afat, 'Isawiya (East Jerusalem), Al-Ezariya, Container (Wadi Nar)
Julia W., Rahel W. (reporting)
Nothing has changed over the past few weeks. The exits from Isawiyya are still fully blocked (Mt. Scopus), or partially blocked (French Hill, Road to Maaleh Adumim). At the French Hill exit, there is an army tent to house the often large contingents of military personnel.
Anata: In mid afternoon when we are there, the traffic usually moves quickly and without impediment. There are very long backups in the early morning hours and in late afternoon during rush hours.
Azariah: Nothing unusual. The building project (whose end goal we have yet to ascertain) in the area en route to Wadi Naar continues. It looks as if it will be a sizeable settlement. In the meanwhile, the Bedouin are holding on to their pitiful plot of land which they share with their flocks.
Wadi Naar seems to be much less travelled than in the past. There is very little traffic in either direction. The once bustling shops near the checkpoint are now mostly closed down and the one that is open had no customers.