'Anabta, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Jubara (Kafriat), Wed 25.11.09, Afternoon
Nadim drove right into the checkpoint, made a U-turn and drove out. There wasn't a soldier in sight.
There were two long lines of cars with Israeli license plates waiting to go into Israel. Doing holiday shopping in the West Bank.
When we came up to the entrance only one window was working. Inside and outside the lines were not long. But within 2 minutes the lines outside became a crowd that filled the entire sidewalk up to the turnstile. At that point an inner separation wall opened and a heavily armed macho waved to the Palestinians standing inside to move to the back wall as he escorted another young man into the booth; another window opened. The macho swaggered his way back behind the separation wall. There is a possibility of 16 windows for checking the IDs of the workers. But it's much less expensive if only 2 are open. Some of the workers complained, but by16:05 the whole line was inside the terminal.