Bethlehem, Thu 4.3.10, Morning

Rachel F., Nora B. (reporting)

6:00 AM, Bethlehem - Rachel Crossing: there are 5 booths open and queues are not long. We met the volunteer from the Ecumenics, who told us that the checkpoint on the Palestinian side opened on time. The humanitarian queue opened a bit later, upon the checkpoint commander arrival. Generally speaking,the situation today was ok, as compared to yesterday and the day  before,when it was terrible. It seems everything works better when the commander is present.