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

Observers: 
Fathiya; Translator: Louise
Jan-19-2017
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Afternoon

Due to a misunderstanding Hanna Zohar didn't come. I had to drive on my own because Hanna's message arrived when I was already on my way to the train station.

13:30Hable – The checkpoint was operating slowly. There were long lines causing pressure in both directions.

14:00 - Azzun – There was a group of soldiers at the entrance to the village and 2 army Jeeps were parking near the road.

14:20Madama – We were supposed to meet the head of the local council to hear about the well, but I was told he had gone to Jordan.

14:25Burin – There were soldiers at the army post opposite the school and a rolling checkpoint on the main road in the village.

14:30Huwwara – The moment the soldiers saw me getting out of the car they came running to tell me that it was forbidden to stand there because of the danger. When I asked why they were at the checkpoint one of them answered that it was necessary routine. (Usually, on Thursdays, the soldiers arrive at the checkpoint at 16:00. This was exceptional. There were soldiers at Beit Furik as well.)

Soldiers were patrolling on the main road in Huwwara and a Jeep was parking on the side between the shops.

15:25 – There were soldiers in Za'atra and at all the bus stops. A large number of army vehicles were driving on the road between Za'atra and Huwwara.

15:35 – The traffic lights at the Mesha junction: Soldiers were keeping watch at the bus stops and patrolling the area.