Beit Ummar, Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Nabi Yunis, Mon 13.7.09, Morning
07.00 AM, Bethlehem - Checkpoint 300: there are four inspection stations open. Very many people complain that the crossing is extremely slow today: people are not passed through. After several telephoned complaints it seems that on our side the speed of crossing picks-up.
08.00 AM, Etzion DCL: about thirty people are waiting, most of them for magnetic cards. One Palestinian asks to see a policeman, and we check to ensure that there is indeed a policeman on duty. At 10.00 on our way back, we check and find that the man is still waiting. After we phone to the policeman, the man is admitted to see him.
08.30 AM, Beit Ummar:
09.00 AM, Nabi Yunis: lately there are few requests for help. We can help less in accessing information that the Palestinians are supposed to receive continuously from the DCL.