'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Jubara (Kafriat), Wed 11.2.09, Morning
7.30 – We need a permit on
the telephone to get the key. A woman settler arriving at the roadblock
shouts, “you’re interfering with the soldiers doing their job, get
out of here etc….”, and in the meantime all the traffic stops.
The soldiers seem to have a tendency
to talk to us after the elections. One of the soldiers tells us how
hard it is for him to see old people being humiliated, and how he tries
to avoid the inspections.
Every few minutes a car arrives.
All the passengers are ordered out of the car, which is being inspected
8.20 – The soldiers initiate
political discussions. They all belong to the right wing parties. The
traffic is very quiet, and inspections are being performed sporadically.