'Awarta, Beit Furik, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah), Wed 29.10.08, Morning
Translation: Hanna K.
There are no queues. Vehicles, also those entering Nablus, are being checked.
08:20 Beit Furik:
There is one vehicle checking station active, for cars heading in both directions, therefore the passage of the vehicles is slow, there are five vehicles waiting in the queue, each for about eight minutes.
08:45 About twenty students are waiting in the pedestrians' queue. Women stand in a separate queue, but pass through the same turnstile as do the men.
Around the detainees' station hangs a fence made of a wire spool with spikes. We saw the new "machsomwatch women's station" which the army built and invested in the decoration of the signpost.
We photographed pictures which were passed on to Raya and the site.
14 vehicles are waiting at the exit from Nablus. Each vehicle that arrives at the checking post stops, the driver comes out and hands to the soldier his ID card, and is released after 5 minutes.
Apart from trucks, private cars belonging to businessmen and doctors with special authorizations pass at the CP.
One checking station is active. There is a queue of about 20 people waiting. There are no detainees.
Here the people entering Nablus are not checked.
Each person leaving Nablus is being checked for one minute. The side queue, intended for women, elderly persons and children, is not quicker.
There is almost no passage of vehicles.
We left at 10:00.