Tag Archives: Beit Furik

Critical Reading

(This post was published in Hebrew on July 1st. Its translation was delayed due to technical problems – Aryeh) I went today (June 30) on a tour following Amos Harel and Avi Issacharoff’s report (Haaretz, June 24, 2009) that following … Continue reading

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A Post for Passover

  The closure on the West Bank went into effect yesterday (Monday, April 6) at midnight, and will end on Saturday night (April 18). Below: an enslaved Palestinian.     I took this on March 19, 2009, at the gate … Continue reading

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Some Sheep and a Tortoise

  This post is a sequel to the previous one.        A new checkpoint on the apartheid road leading to Beit Furik, on the Awarta junction. Two concrete fences are blocking the passageway, two soldiers check identification documents … Continue reading

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The Cheek on the Pillow

                   An arm of iron was posted on the road leading to the villages of Beit Furik and Beit Dajan (both photos were taken on Tuesday, February 10 2009):                    Similar iron arms were constructed lately in other … Continue reading

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Baby

  Quoting from the Amnesty International report:     “Rula ‘Ashtiya was forced to give birth on the ground, on a dirt road by the Beit Furik checkpoint, after Israeli soldiers refused to allow her through the checkpoint in the … Continue reading

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Checkpoint 101: with photos

      At first, the soldiers called the detention facility “Jorah” (an Arab word meaning pithole, used in colloquial Hebrew for sewage). Every checkpoint has its Jorah. It is a quadrangular concrete fence, of various sizes, according to what … Continue reading

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