'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Irtah, Jubara (Kafriat), Sun 22.6.08, Morning

Yehudit H., Le'a Sh. (reporting) Translation: Galia S.


06:45 – The checkpoint is bustling with activity. Most of the workers have already left and some of them have bunched up at the parking lot waiting for employers. The workers say that the passage was opened in time and there are no problems.

At the entrance to the checkpoint (from the direction of Tulkarm) there is no line of people waiting to enter.

Jubara checkpoint

07:00 – A number of soldiers are at the checkpoint and the car traffic is extremely thin. A few Israeli residents pass towards Taiyiba.

Ar-Ras checkpoint

07:25 – Thin traffic. No detaineesinfo-icon. The Schoolchildren's buses haven't arrived yet.


07:40 – There are no detainees at Anabta checkpoint from the direction of Nablus. Many pedestrians, mainly students from the direction of Tulkarm, pass the checkpoint on foot and take a taxi or a bus on the other side. Many cars coming from the direction of Tulkarm are waiting in a very long line. We have been unable to find out the reason, but we can see that the soldiers let the cars pass pretty quickly although they are determined not to let cars jump the line, (which is why they send some drivers who do it back while getting into arguments with them).

08:30 – We leave.