Qalandiya, Mon 2.11.09, Morning
6:15 we arrive at Qalandiya, park in the Palestinian parking lot and already hear the noise of a big crowd inside the terminal. As we enter we see , again after a very long time, young boys trying to climb over peoples heads to jump the line. A lot of pushing, shouting and long line entering through two channels. We check to see what happend , all the booth are open and the time it takes is no different. The humaniterian line works every 10 minues, Tomer, the DCO officer is there and trys to help. When we ask him for the reason of the commotion, he explains that the CP only opened at 5 and not at 3 am and this created the back log of two hours. After about half an hour order was restored, the Shabab had gone in and the rest of the men prefered a quiet and peaceful passage. All the pupils and women with or without children went in through the Humaniterian gate and by 7:45 all had gone in.
It seems that unless the CP opens at 3 am the place is much too small for the thousends of people who go through daily, a fact we have known for a long time and seen so vividly in Neta's film.