Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Nabi Yunis, Nuaman (Mazmuria), Tue 23.2.10, Afternoon

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Channah S., Yael L-J. (reporting). Avital F. (driving)

General conditions: cold, rainy. Duration: 2:30 till 5:00 PM. 

2:50 PM, Etzion DCL: a few Palestinian cars were parked on theparking lot. One man accompanied by his young daughter was telling us, that he waswaiting for his wife. He was a Hebrew speaking Israeli Arab, working as a driverfor an Israeli Electric Company. His wife was from Beit Jalla.. She wasrequesting a certificate for a visit to an Arab hospital in EastJerusalem  in order to get there a special vaccination forone of her kids. She was already over an hour in the office with one of the officials. Channah reported the situation to Daliah. Shortly thereafter, the wife came out from the office, telling us very happily that she succeeded in getting the needed permission to pass.

There were no more people waiting for us. We left at 3:45PM.

Nabi Yunis: the checkpoint was empty. Few cars were parked at the parking lot. We were warming up with acup of tea.

(Har Homma) Nuaman - Mazmuria:  the checkpoint was empty. Three soldiers were on guard.

4:40 PM, Bethlehem - Checkpoint 300:  at our arrival the rush hour wasalready over. Four counters were still active. Very few tourists were passing ontheir way to Jerusalem.Not many workers and employees were arriving to pass.