Beit Iba, Shave Shomron, Wed 11.2.09, Morning
Beit Iba, Shave Shomron Shave Shomron.09:00 A new checkpoint opens the road between Jenin and Nablus; there’s little traffic. The soldiers we met asked us to get out of the car to talk about the political situation. They thirsted for a discussion. Beit Iba.09:20 The commander immediately asked us to speak only to him, not to the soldiers. Afterwards he started talking politics with us. He’s from Nir Etzion, a cooperative moshav affiliated with Meimad, but voted “Jewish Home.” Light pedestrian traffic. Entry to Nablus is unrestricted; people leaving are inspected in two lanes, one of them the humanitarian lane.