Beit Iba, Wed 11.3.09, Morning

Norah R., Hannah P. (reporting)

 Beit Iba

9:00 – Traffic is light and nothing is being checked in the entrance.
We talk with the Liaison and Coordination Administration and with the soldiers and learn that this checkpoint will cease operating beginning this coming Friday.  The buildings will be left standing should they be needed in the future.  The checkpoint before the turn into Shave Shomron will be operated instead.  Only vehicles will pass through there and one out of 30 will be superficially checked. 

The taxi drivers and kiosk owners sounded worried about their livelihood.  We won’t have any “work” either.