'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Jubara (Kafriat), Qalqiliya, Tue 10.2.09, Morning
Trans. Judith Green
6:55 Eliyahu passage – checking trucks at the entrance from Israel.
6:55 Qalqilya – No line and no vehicles.
7:25 – Beit Iba, separate report.
8:27 Anabta, no line. Vehicles at the exit from Tulkarm are not inspected; at the entrance, a superficial inspection.
8:45 Jubara – They ask us for our IDs in order to enter Arras; Hamdan's ID is left with the soldier, because "he needs to check". After 5 minutes, the gate opens and Hamdan gets his ID back.
8:55 Arras – A taxi from the direction of Tulkarm waits for 5 minutes; they check the ID of the passenger. No lines. Another 2 minutes and the taxi is freed. During those 5 minutes a line of 7 vehicles is formed, about ½ minute for each car. In less than a minute, the line has disappeared and so have we.