'Anabta, Azzun, Qalqiliya, Thu 17.7.08, Morning

Observers: 
Shoshana Z., Nina S. (reporting)
Jul-17-2008
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Morning

 

 Qalqiliya 

07:20 – The passage is smooth and quick. At times there isn't any car in line.

 

Azzun

 

07:45 – Two Border Police cars and a few Border Police constables are at the entrance. About 25 detaineesinfo-icon are sitting on the side of the ground. Their documents are being checked. Only one constable checks documents. We are told that all the leaving people aged 16 – 35 are checked and also a few others, depending on surnames because of alerts.
 
The detainees have been waiting here more than 20 minutes, according to them. We decided to leave and stop here on our way back. The unauthorized outpost in the field before Kdumim is manned and a horse is there, too. In the house on the hill there are neither people nor military.

 

Anabta

 

09:45 – There are no lines and the passage is quick. Every now and then a car is stopped for inspection beside the checkpoint and the passengers get out, but it doesn't take more than 2 minutes. In the meantime, another soldier keeps handling the passage of cars. A police car arrives together with another car that the policemen have stopped and now they are giving the driver a ticket. While they are at it they notice that in two cars that pass the checkpoint there are children who don't sit in booster seats as required by law' and the parents get tickets, too.

 

Azzun

 

We come back to check what is going on. The military have vanished from here and there are no more problems at this stage.