Tayaser checkpoint is a scary affair. All passengers must get out of their vehicles to walk though a metal detector and have their IDs checked by grim-faced Israeli soldiers. Soldiers thoroughly search all vehicles before allowing them to pass.
In Al Hadidiya MPT and IWPS visited a family with whom the MPTers had spent eight days in 2007. The family is now living in a new location two or three kilometers away from its previous home.The family rebuilt on the same site, only to have the army return a week later to destroy its home again. Now the site contains only a few scraps of material to indicate it was ever a homestead.
While the army did not shoot the sheep as it sometimes does during these demolitions, twenty-five baby sheep died of exposure because it was too cold for them to live without shelter.
The farmer believes his greenhouses are to be left standing because