Beit Iba, Mon 5.1.09, Afternoon

Elisheva A. Bilha A. Yonah A,.Natanya translating.

14.15 The checkpoint at Beit Iba is empty.
Few pedestrians or cars pass to Nablus and back again and there are no delays. The cars to Nablus are not checked and those coming out are checked quickly.

We ask our friend next to the checkpoint why this is so and he says that there are no regular studies at the university because of the exams. Also Zacharia comes out of Nablus on his way home to Jit and he agrees with this and says that the treatment at the checkpoing in the last days has been good in balance with the horrors of the Gazan war.