'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Jubara (Kafriat), Qalqiliya, Tue 2.12.08, Morning

Observers: 
Ruthi C., Moria P. (reporting) Translator: Louise L.
Dec-2-2008
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Morning
Seriously? Does this make us safer?

8.20

Anabta – There are 6
cars waiting at the entrance to Israel and 2 at the entrance to Tulkarm.
The inspection lasts two minutes and one minute respectively.

One soldier is indifferent and
doesn’t seem to care. The line he is inspecting is getting longer.
The time of inspection doesn’t change, but the time between a car
leaving the roadblock and the soldier calling the next vehicle is getting
longer. And if the car approaches without having been called there is
another delay meant to educate the driver who is forced to drive reverse,
wait and then move forward again when the soldier waves his hand. Order
has to be maintained.
 

8.45

When we leave the roadblock there
are 9 vehicles at the entrance to Israel and 18 at the entrance to Tulkarem.
 

9.10

The soldiers won’t open the
gate leading to Jubara and A-Ras, but a few minutes after a call to
the Coordination Office the gate is opened.
 

9.20

A-Ras There are no lines
at A-Ras. 4 vehicles from Tulkarem are driving through.

We visit Shuakya at her house
by the roadblock at Jubara. She tells us that the day before her daughter
didn’t feel well, so they tried to pass through the gate, but for
three hours the soldiers didn’t open it, although they saw them and
were aware of her daughter’s condition. In the end she and her daughter
went a different way by cab.

When we visit her daughter is
still hospitalized. We give her the phone number to Miki Fisher.
 

On the gate there is a sign with
the following words,
 

Thanks
to Machsomwatch for supporting our struggle

   Activists of terrorist
organizations”

Do the Women in Blue and White
really sign “terrorist organizations”? Well, I believe you could
call them terrorists…..
 

10.15

Qalqiliya – There is
no line at the exit. At the entrance there is a short line, but it drives
through without delay.