'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Jubara (Kafriat), Qalqiliya, Tue 3.2.09, Morning
The commander, a reservist who was going home the next day, kept us waiting for nearly 20 minutes until he got permission by phone. On the way to open the gate he asked me if I did not feel that I was driving a knife in the back of the state.
8.15 We pass gate 753 and go on to A-Ras. Cars coming from Tulkarm were checked and others went through freely. Two cars arriving from the other direction are also checked. While we were there IDs of drivers were checked randomly and others went through freely. The passengers of one car had to alight and their IDs were checked by phone and after a few minutes went on their way.
8.50 Anabta. 5 cars from Tulkarm waited about 5 minutes to pass. The dogtrainer checks cars now and again. At the exit are 3 trucks. While we were there no lines were formed and only a few cars in either direction.
11.00 Qalqiliya. About 5 cars at the entrance but no line and cars were not checked. Also at the exit only a few cars and sometimes IDs were checked.