Reihan, Shaked, Tue 8.9.09, Afternoon
The Salem checkpoint, by the village of Salem and part of the DCO defined area, as well as the military court, opens on days of the Ramadan for passage of Israelis into the West Bank. They go straight to Jenin. Passage is permitted for half an hour in the morning and between 3 and 8 pm. At this time we've observed only a few Palestinians who were released from the Israeli prison and were brought to the checkpoint, in order to get to Jenin. They were standing and waiting, apparently for the inspection of their papers.
15:30 - Shaked checkpoint
The gate is open and the checkpoint appears deserted. Soldiers talk to one another while sitting on the "porch" , with nothing else to do.
15:45-17:00 Rihan checkpoint
At this time people begin their way home at the West bank after their days' work at the Seam Line zone.
We drove to the upper car park area and walked down the sleeve to the upper entrance of the terminal.
As we were getting ready to leave, the traffic of returning people had grown a bit.
Only one window was open and there was no need for more.