Awarta, Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Fri 25.7.08, Morning
Translator: Charles K.
The routine of occupation in a pastoral setting of sheep, donkeys, ripening figs, but...above every picturesque flock in the yellowing fields rise asbestos strongpoints or red-roofed settlements.
To everyone's relief, a shift with no unusual incidents.
8:30 Shomron Gate,
As in the past weeks, police at the entrance today also.
A line of five cars coming from west to east. They go through quickly.
No cars from the direction of Nablus.
The Burin-Yitzhar checkpoints aren't manned, neither to the north nor to the east.
9:00 Beit Furik.
Little traffic. The soldiers are doing their jobs.
Awwarta - No cars.
A line of five cars waiting at the entrance to Nablus.
They're dealt with quickly.
Families with children going through; no line forms at the entry.
The soldiers tell us to move over to the blue line, but not rudely.