Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Wed 7.5.08, Afternoon

Atika (guest) Sharon L., Shalva C., Racheli B"A (reporting)

Translator: Charles K.

14:45 - Huwwara

P. is the checkpoint commander.

It takes half an hour to get through one of the checkpoint lanes, and an hour to get through the other.

According to P. there are no special restrictions even though it's Memorial Day.

A driver in a rental car belonging to a company in Qalqilya has to enter Nablus. 
It turns out that even though he has an entry permit with his name on it, rental cars are prohibited from entering Nablus. 
The driver speaks fluent Hebrew, talks to P., and is turned down.

16:25  Za'tara intersection

Seven cars coming from Nablus and nine cars coming from Route 5.