Deir Sharaf, Qalqiliya, Wed 3.6.09, Morning
8:50 Random inspections of those leaving, and a line begins to form. Traffic entering flows freely. Israeli vehicles aren't allowed to pass. A pickup truck carrying young men is stopped at the exit; they're made to get out of the truck, their ID's checked, they lift their shirts, and they can continue to the next checkpoint.
9:30 A line of 15 cars at the entrance, but traffic flows. Drivers waiting on line called encouragement to us. Israeli Arabs who live in Qalqilya may only enter the city in a vehicle registered in their name (not that of a family member). Not having any choice, they park before getting to the checkpoint and take a taxi into Qalqiliya.