Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Tue 26.1.10, Morning
A cold and freezing morning, with fog and a freezing wind on the roads.
06.45 AM, Bethlehem: there are very many Palestinians waiting outside the site of the checkpoint and many people are waiting for transport alongside the road. There are five inspection stations open inside, with a short queue at each of them. Everything flows, and the people coming out say that today its OK, but that yesterday it was better. Today itscold and that slows things down.
07.30 AM: most of the people have passed through and there is no longer a queue.
08.00 AM, Etzion DCL: the DCL is still closed and only two people are waiting at the door. It opens at 08.10 and the waiting people go in.
We leave after a short shift. It was cold with no special incidents