Beit Iba, Wed 4.2.09, Morning

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Navah M, Tom K. (reporting) Trans. Judith Green

7:15  Long line of cars and trucks.  We count more than 10,
but it is hard to see.  No detaineesinfo-icon, not a lot of people.

Ahmed, the new DCO rep, comes over to greet us.  He
asks for a list of phone numbers of those going on the shifts.  We politely
refuse his request, but Navah gives him the numbers of those responsible for
the Nablus checkpoints.

7:25  A line of about 6 men waiting to go through the metal
detector at the exit from Nablus.

7:35  A line of 8 men and youths.

7:40  Someone who looks like the checkpoint commander makes
sure that we only stand in the corner designated to us.  He warned me 3 times. 
He says that they opened the checkpoint at 5 AM.

8:00  Two lanes for vehicles leaving Nablus are open, but
there is still a long line.  I count 15 cars.  Some of the cars pass through
without any inspection.