Morning at the Palestinian Side of Bethlehem Checkpoint
Every morning thousands of workers who have work permits go through this checkpoint on their way to work in Jerusalem and its vicinity. The checkpoint includes 12 checking booths to ensure the quick and efficient passage of the workers in the morning, but only three or four of them are ever manned. This causes long lines and it take hours to go through this checkpoint. In order to get to their work place around 6:00 or 7:00 A.M. people have to get to the checkpoint around 3:00 A.M. to catch a place in line.
Filmed by Neta Efroni
Translated from Arabic by Fathiya Akfa