'Anabta, Qalqiliya, Tue 3.3.09, Morning

Ruthie C., Shlomit S.

Natanya translating

Movement of cars and people, traveling from place to place under the eye of "big brother," who is everywhere.
At Anabta a row of olive trees has been uprooted.

Shaar Eliyahu
6.30. Cold and still dark. Not a long line of cars, about 5-6. The few pedestrians behind the fence wait to pass over into Israel.

10.30 Settlers pass without being checked.  We stand in the line without our tags. The accent is checked and we pass.

Qalqiliya checkpoint.
10.00 -10.30 About 10 cars for whose passengers IDs are checked and the baggage compartment looked into.

8.00 – 9.00 A row of olive trees has been uprooted. It seems that the checkpoint is going to be upgraded. Many cars in both directions and the period of waiting varies - about 10 minutes. Cars waited for the soldiers to wave them on to their daily routine. While we were there the line lengthened and shortened. At the exit from Tulkarm the line was long. We counted about 10 cars and when we left there were 8 "only".