'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Ora Inbar, Hannah Heller Chana Stein translating.

15.00.  Tura checkpoint

A few people passing in both directions. Two young folk pass from Nazle to the settlement Reihan to work in its metal factory. An acquaintance tells us that in recent days there has been a soldier at the checkpoint who would confront those passing and, if they responded, would use physical force against them.  Now they remain silent. He also would demand from pupils permits(?) and took them to the room for searching.

15.30.  Barta’a checkpoint

Many workers are returning to the W. Bank: a few people return from Jenin to Barta’a. Passage for vehicles with passengers is quick and controlled by traffic lights.  There is no longer the shouting of “Ta’al” (“Come”).

Building is progressing rapidly and the checkpoint is turning totally permanent.

16.00.  A’anin checkpoint.

The checkpoint is already open, the tractors have apparently already passed, but people continue to stream towards the checkpoint and enter in groups of 4-5. This year there is a good crop of olives and people are very pleased. But they do not bring the oil home because of the difficulty in getting it out of the village for sale. (They have to negotiate about quantities.)