What was once a bustling area was now almost deserted
Anata: Very little has changed since our last visit about a month ago. Traffic moved quickly, the school buses awaited the children, and the abnormal situation has attained a sense of regularity.
Issawiyya: No changes. The exit to Mount Scopus remains blocked. The other exits are open.
Azariyah: The decline in the quality of services goes on. Garbage accumulates; the disrepair in the roads gets worse.
Wadi Naar: What was once a bustling area was now almost deserted. The line of shops leading into the checkpoint are shuttered. No vans waiting for workers. A new traffic circle has been erected, but the sense of desolation is ever present.