Beit Furik, Burin (Yitzhar), Habla, Huwwara, Za'tara (Tapuah)

Esti W., Fathiya (reporting); Translator: Judith Green

Hablah, 13:35:  The checkpoint is almost empty (probably because of the heavy heat) and the soldiers are bored.

Madama, 14:20:   The people who live close to Yitzhar are still suffering;  the settlers are continually coming down and harassing them.

Burin, 14:30:  The station opposite the school is manned and a military van is standing nearby, even though there are no studies and no students today.

Huwwara, 14:40:  When we were on our way to Beit Furik, the checkpoint was not manned but, when we returned 10 minutes later there was already crowding in the direction of Nablus and the checkpoint was manned and operating.  Beit Furik was empty.

14:50:  We went into a shop next to the falafel stand and someone turned to us and asked if we could help him.  His name is Ala Abed Al-Razak Al-Ahmed, a resident of Ramallah.  He told us that on Wednesday last week, 26.7, he went through the checkpoint at Jaba' near al Ram and the soldiers checked him.  They took his ID card and his wallet.  There were 1000 NIS in his wallet.  When he asked for the wallet back, they told him to come tomorrow.  He turned to the checkpoint commander who said he wasn't free but he should come tomorrow.  He went to the DCO at Beit El and filed a complaint;  they told him they would respond to the case.  When he went back, he went again to the checkpoint commander who kicked him out.  They acted the same way with his friend who was with him who had $200 in his wallet.

I asked for his ID number, but he said he didn't remember it and that he would call me and give it to me, but he hasn't called as yet.

Za'atra, 15:55:  manned in every direction.