Awarta, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Thu 5.6.08, Morning
Translation: Hanna K.
"Here I defend the homeland" said the reservist at the Zaatara/Tapuah CP "the homeland is from the Euphrates to the Tigris river".
06:15 There is a police CP at the Samaria Gate east
There is almost no traffic coming out of Ariel and the policeman does not stand at the center of the junction.
The entrance to Marda is open, there is a blockade at Zeita.
06:30 Za'tara/Tapuah junction:
There are no waiting cars coming from the west and few cars coming from Huwwara.
At the CP there still are reservists of the Airforce. There is no dog trainer and no dog. One bus is directed to the square for ID checking and is sent on its way within 6 minutes. The next bus went on its way without any checking, and so do most of the taxis and private cars.
At the Beita junction there is no activity.
The Yitzhar\Burin CPs are not manned.
Nahal Soldiers (some of which are yeshivas' students). There are very few people passing in both directions.
There are no detainees.
After the square there is a blue patrol car next to which there is a taxi. The driver came out of the parking lot without a belt and immediately got a report.
Therefore we stood at the entrance to the parking lot and warned all the drivers, as long as the patrol car lay in wait.
07:40 Awarta: A queue of five trucks at the entrance and none which unload back to back.
07:50 Beit Furik.
Eight cars are waiting to enter the town, few pedestrians. The routine which requires every driver to leave his vehicle and approach the soldiers with his papers is again in force, a procedure which adds a few moments of waiting.
The CP commander insist that we should not enter the area of his CP.
08:15 Back at Huwwara. It is still quiet, there is little traffic in all directions. The DCO points out that next week the semester will begin and then the volume of traffic will increase.
08:50 Tapuah/Za'tara junction. There are 16 cars coming from Nablus waiting.