'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Tue 19.2.08, Afternoon
At the checkpoint there are few cars and no specific problems. In addition to the army there was a police presence. They inspected some of the cars. While we were standing there one of the soldiers approached us and with a French accent asked us to move a stand a little further away, because according to him we were disturbing him. This was a short time before we left so we did not argue with him but we let him understand that according to us the reason for moving us was political and not pragmatic.
Very light traffic. It seems that the cold weather deters people from leaving their houses.