Reihan, Shaked, Mon 8.6.09, Afternoon
Leah R., Ana N.S
15:30 Shaked-Tura checkpoint
Very few cross over, to both sides at this time of day. There are mostly taxis transporting people.
We're greeted by a white line along the road leading to the checkpoint and in front of it two concrete blocks aiming at limiting passage of vehicles.
There is a sign in Arabic on the fence.
A soldier holds a stick which its end is shaped as a fork he walks holding it along the cables that cross over his head. I'm trying to inquire with the soldiers what does the sign read, by they jump right up reminding me that it is forbidden to enter the checkpoint confined area and that I should turn to "my friends" for translation.
Regarding the soldier holding that stick - he , apparently, marks the Sabbath boundary ....this is what they (jokingly?) say, and the residents say that apparently they put up lighting on site.
The sign on the fence reads that drivers are required to wait by the white line and enter the checkpoint only when they are called in
15:50 - Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint
Workers walk through the sleeve on their way home from work. It appears that passage is swift without delays.
In the village of Amricha, on the way to Jenin a pill-box is in construction.
A few cabs drive out of the West Bank in the direction of the Seam-Line zone.
Pickup trucks with goods were not seen.
16:30 - We left.