Qalqiliya, Shave Shomron, Sun 7.10.07, Afternoon

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Aliya S., Alix W. (reporting)

 Qalquilya 13:30


As we arrive at the checkpoint there are 17 vehicles waiting to enter Qalquilya and 1 vehicle on the other side coming out.  The soldiers are working efficiently and the traffic moves rapidly, but there is always a line to go in.  

Across from Jit we notice that the doors of the building where they process the olive oil is open, looks like they are preparing for the harvest, and just a bit farther before the junction we see women in the field picking the olives. Later when we speak to Jamal, he says they will be starting just after Ramadan, but that some have already started the harvest. 

Jit Junction

No soldiers, no vehicles only concrete dividers at the intersection

Shavei Shomron 13:30 

We checked out to see if there was anything new behind the wall, but the same, the lonely trees still standing, the wire fence is wired up with electricity as well as the top of the wall. And the barrier is closed at the top of the road to the road to Jenin.

Deir Sharaf 13:40

We stop to say hello to Jamal, it is very quiet, and his market looks more barren, less products on the shelves.  Jamal says business is quiet; he seems to look forward to the olive harvest coming up after Ramadan.