Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Mon 22.2.10, Afternoon

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Shlomit S., Ora A. (reporting)

13:40 PM, Etzion DCL: it was a depressing and frustrating shift. Fifteen Palestinians, among them parents with babies, were let in and waited up there from an hour and a half until someone bothered to deal with them. We made many phone calls, but did not succeed in speaking to one of the commanders. The phones were closed. It was only possible to leave a message for one. We talked to the Humanitarian Center and they promised to clarify and deal with the situation. A phone call to the Civil Administration also didn’t help. We phoned again – maybe this time the Administration would act, or perhaps the sleeping time of the commanders was over, because finally one of them started to deal with the people. Close to 15:30 the first of them emerged.

“Contempt and wrath,” as is written in the Book of Esther which we now read for Purim.