Bethlehem, Tue 21.4.09, Morning

Ruth E., Aviva W. (reporting)

06:30 AM,  Bethlehem - Checkpoint 300: 4 stations were open. The crossing this morning was quick, efficient and smooth.

People were coming out with big smiles on their faces. "This is a very good day", they said, and continued immediately with the very routine and very rhetorical question: "Why it can't be the same every morning?"

At 07:10 the place, on both sides, was practically empty.