'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Azzun, Jubara (Kafriat), Qalqiliya, Wed 24.9.08, Afternoon
Checkpoints of Tulkarm
An empty report.
14.15 Qalqiliya. Empty and no lines of cars. We did not get out and went on our way. Azun was open.
we had been at Beit Iba. 6.00 Anabta. Few cars and the traffic was
flowing in both directions. The checking was superficial. Most of the
time the cars did not stop. At the exit we saw a loaded car which was
not checked. A bus went through without being checked. The soldiers
are speaking Russian.
We go in the direction of Jubara. 16.30 The gate is open for us pretty
quickly. At A-Ras are few cars which pass swiftly. The soldiers tell us
that in the morning they caught a man with 6 incendiary bottles.
Tammie checks with army sources who confirm this.
At Jubara there are 15 cars waiting to enter Israeli. This time two
soldiers come to open the gate for us. The one is protecting the
other….a novelty. We ask why and they say that they work according to
16.50 We leave.