'Anata, Qalandiya, Mon 15.6.09, Morning
6:30 we decide to check on Anata where we have not been for a while.
The traffic is chaotic as ever, NO side walk or path for the children to get to the buses in the parking lot that takes them to school...The danger of being hit is enormous. We weed our way to the C.P. We meet the nice boy who is the head of the neighbourhood council of Anata, who always is nice and smiles and this time reported that the conditions at the CP were very tough and that the Military Police is now handling the checking with a heavy hand and occasional brutality When we were there all the going through was smooth.
The construction of another terminal and the wall is in full power.
We contimue to Qalandiya. The lines by now are small and the going through reasonable. We were still struck by the lack of concern of the soldier girls. They take their time, they talk on the phone, the people can wait.....regardless of their condition age or gendre etc.
Will this ever change?