'Anin, Reihan, Shaked, Sun 15.11.09, Morning
05:55 Aanin Checkpoint
Examination of documents takes place beyond the centre gate. Somebody waits for his wife who is being delayed by the soldiers’ position. It evolves that she told the soldiers she was on her way to visit her sister after the death of their sister. Consequently she is deprived of the right to cross at this agricultural crossing. After all each checkpoint has a limited function, and for family visits there are humanityarian crossings, like at Bartaa or Jalame. She should walk to one of them. I try to approach and intervene on her behalf. "Out of here, out of here! I’m the commander here!" We involved the DCO commander at Salem – Lt. Col. Adel, who promised to do something.
06:30 Reihan- Bartaa Checkpoint
Seven vans in the upper parking lot. Perhaps 15 workers waiting for transport. They tell us that the checkpoint opened at 05:00 and there were 200 people at the gate. After a few minutes three Transits, a pickup and a private car moved in to be examined. The dogs are barking. Another pickup moves in. An empty pickup comes through the entry gate to the West Bank in less than a minute. Quiet by the turnstile and in the terminal. Only the echoing voices of the security men and slammed doors. Few coming out. One says that "today we are passing easily."
We rush to take little Aya and another baby, who are waiting for us at Jalame Checkpoint, to take them to Rambam Hospital in Haifa.