'Azzun 'Atma, Thu 10.9.09, Morning

Esti W., Nava A. (reporting),Translator: Charles K.

‘Azzun ‘Atma

 Daylight Saving Time in Palestine, and the Ramadan fast – a combination leading to sparse traffic at the checkpoint.


06:20  The fenced corridor where laborers wait to leave ‘Azzun ‘Atma is empty.

From time to time a lone laborer arrives and inserts his ID into the hole in the wall.  One soldier on guard and an officer runs the checkpoint.  The only thing happening – the faucet on the water tank drips because it doesn’t close completely.