Beit Iba, Thu 25.12.08, Morning

Zvia S., Rachel A. (reporting), Rucheleh – guest Translator: Charles K.

The yellow gate at the entrance
is apparently still being made ready.

There’s a double roadblock,
indicating what the future will look like.

A line of streetlights already
awaits nightfall.

At the existing checkpoint
– many taxis.  More taxis enter and leave Nablus.  An area
besieged.  People as well as cars are checked when they leave. 
Belts, belongings.

Entry is unrestricted. 
We stayed only briefly.