Mevo Dotan (Imriha), Reihan, Shaked, Wed 10.3.10, Morning
Summary: No unusual event. Routine of occupation.
09:15 - Shaked-Tura checkpoint
Very quiet. There is hardly any traffic. The few who do arrive go through within five minutes.
10:10 The checkpoint us closed for a break.
Eight trucks loaded with vegetables entered the inspection area at 10:30.
The Palestinian car park area is filled to the rim.
A few pedestrians arrive on site and quickly go through. We drove to the Dotan checkpoint and were impressed by the piles of burning wood, (in the process of becoming charcoal) on the road.
Back to the Rihan-Bart'a checkpoint. Drivers of makeshift Cabs,complain of lack of livelihood. They are banned from driving passengers into the Palestinian authority areas in lieu of taxi likens and the Palestinian police fine them.
Since the lifting of the inner roadblocks and checkpoints there hardly any work driving people to and from the checkpoint.
11:45 We left the checkpoint.