Reihan, Shaked, Wed 24.6.09, Morning

Nava R.

07:15 - 08:15 Shaked-Tura checkpoint
25 -30 people and five cars awaited passage from the West Bank to the Seam Line zone. Three cars and several people crossed from  the into the West Bank .

7:45 - All went through with no unusual problems.
08:20 - 09:40 - Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint
Pickup trucks came out of the inspection defined area.
For an unknown reason, more trucks, which in the meantime have arrived on site, were made to wait for about half an hour before they were called inside for inspection.

In fact, they were called in only following my telephone call to the person in charge.

A few people crossed to the West bank through the terminal. It appears that the magnetic card speeds up passage. Others went through the vehicles' checkpoint and their papers were examined in the booth by the vehicles.

Passage of people from the West Bank into the Seam Line zone through the terminal takes about ten minutes.