'Anabta, 'Azzun 'Atma, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Thu 18.3.10, Afternoon
Translator: Charles K.
In general: No closure today. All the checkpoints are manned by Border Police soldiers.
We arrive relatively early. We saw laborers returning after a day of work. They enter the checkpoint without waiting, go through without being inspected.
They complain that it’s difficult going through here in the morning.
An Israeli taxi driver points out that people with handicaps (for example, in wheelchairs) have trouble going through here because there’s a raised bump across the width of the road, which makes it hard for people who have difficulty walking.
14:45 Anabta checkpoint –
We didn’t see any soldiers inspecting.
The sellers of coffee and almonds complain that the checkpoint commander doesn’t allow them to be there.
17:05 Azzun Atma checkpoint (south) –
There isn’t a long line today, as there was the last time.
Laborers returning from work report that there are no inspections at the northern checkpoint.
They say that in the morning it’s crowded here (at the southern checkpoint).