Beit Furik, Huwwara, Tue 24.6.08, Afternoon
4.20 At Beit Furik
We met a man who had been detained for three hours and so the commander affirmed. He is a member of the Palestinian police and the commander said that he had committed an exceedingly severe traffic violation. We were surprised and said that how could this be punishment when it was against the law for people to be detained as punishment. The answer was that had it truly been forbidden that regiment commander would not have allowed the punishment. After Karin's intervention we were promised that the man would be freed.
The violation was that he had traveled on a forbidden road, the native, the local had stolen onto a road of the lords of the land, the Madison apartheid road. Here "dafke" the commander started a pleasant conversation, asked what we were doing and politely explained to us that the land is all ours and Hebron has been so for 3000 years. He was not religious.
We left at 5.00.