Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Sheikh Saed, Mon 10.11.08, Morning
We leave Jerusalem at 6:50 to sheikh Saed.
As we arrive we immediately are faced with a very nervous and nasty B.P. man who does everything in his power to provoke the older boys who are on their way to school , by yelling at them , sending them up and down the hill to Sheikh Saed, not letting some go to school at all and refusing to answer us.
When we realize that violence is close I call Z. who is now the officer responsible for Sheikh Saed and ask him to interfere.
He calls and the soldiers change places and responsebilities.
we move on to Abu Dis , show our guests the wall there , and Zeitun Terminal, with the neccessary explanations.
At 8 :30 we are at Wadi Nar.
Here things move fast and no detainies. The merchandise on some delivery trucks is being checked, but very fast.
We drive to Sheich Garach where we were told an elderly couple was evicted from there house yesterday, with the excuse the house was built on Jewish land.
We meet the woman who was evicted and through a translator hear here story.
The land was bought by Jews in 1930.
She and her husband built their house in 1951-2. They live there eversince. Her husband is an invalid and had to be rushed to the hospital due to the eviction.
She refused to move away from the grounds. About 20 policemen and B.P.men closed off the street. No one is aloud in with a car.
She slept on the road last night as a matter of protest. The policemen are having a ball. Picnic, food, coffe, laughter, while this poor woman's heart is bleeding.
The explanation we are offered is: The municipal elections are tomorrow, or the Jews want to hand the house over to the settlers that have already grabbed two houses nearby.
We could not find out more today.