Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Mon 1.2.10, Afternoon

Shlomit S., Ora A. (reporting)
Seriously? Does this make us safer?

 Etzion DCL, 1400 PM:  We spent three hours at the DCL to find solutions to Palestians’ problems

 -A nine year old girl had to go to the Augusta-Victoria hospital (in

Jerusalem) to have her tonsils removed and her mother was

trying to get a travel permit.  After  three hours and many

telephone conversations, and after the  mother and her daughter

were taken inside and sent out again three times, they were

eventually given the permit.


-   Two youths , who were travelling in a taxi were arrested and

taken for interrogation because both of them had mobile phones

which the police suspected were stolen because there were

Hebrew letters next to telephone numbers in them. After we

traveled to the police-station twice, the two youths were

released.   After three hours of interrogation, the police couldn’t

find any evidence that the phones had been stolen, but they

“forgot” to give the youths receipts for the confiscated phones,

which would have enabled them to reclaim them.  Only after our

intervention were the youths given the “forgotten” receipts.


We didn’t know whether to be happy at our “successes” or to be sorry  about the wasted hours of so many people.