Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Tue 16.6.09, Morning

Ruth E., Aviva W., Rama Y. (reporting)


06:30 AM, Bethlehem CP: five checking posts were open, the lines short, passage quick. People said that passage on the other side was swift too. A man said that whenever the CP’s commander is present at the Palestinian side things are smooth over there. So maybe this is the explanation for the “bad” and “good” mornings in this PC.


07:40, Etzion DCL:  about twenty people. The door for the DCL opened at 07:50. Most of the people we talked to were prevented from getting the magnetic card for the regular reasons; some had been already in contact with either Chaya or Sylvia. One man had had his work permit confiscated in Bethlehem CP allegedly because it was “faked”; the man goes through the same CP every morning for the last two years with the same permit.