Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Wed 15.7.09, Morning

Observers: 
Edna F., Shira V. (reporting)
15/07/2009
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Morning

 

 

06:00  Zeitim Crossing
We crossed into the Palestinian side then crossed back.  The checkpoint was fairly empty, with sparse traffic flowing.  Three passages were open (including the DCO corridor which was converted into another passage)

07:30  Wadi Nar
Busy traffic in both directions.  Fairly frequent random checks took place, at the rate of about 2 transits ineach direction.  Waiting time was about 10 minutes.  A reserve soldier at the checkpoint told us he had been stationed at the checkpoint to "calm down" the young soldiers and make sure they did nothing undue beyond their duties.