Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Tue 6.4.10, Afternoon

Observers: 
Yael L.-J. (reporting). Avital F. (driving).
Apr-6-2010
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Afternoon

14:30 till 16:30 pm General situation:Today was the first weekday after Passover and Easter. These holidays - mainly the week of Passover - had been protected by a closureinfo-icon of the checkpoints for most of the usually passing Palestinians. When we were observing the Etzion DCL and the Bethlehem Checkpoint the security business was still not back to normal. 15:10 pm, Etzion DCL: very few Palestinians were waiting in the waiting hall , applying for magnetic cards. One man was sent home with the order to come back the next day. A couple from Beit Jala got summoned immediatly.  16:00 pm, Bethlehem - Checkpoint 300: no Palestinians were coming or leaving, only some tourists. So we left early.