'Anabta, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Jubara (Kafriat), Wed 28.4.10, Afternoon

Sarta F., Aliyah S. reporting

Translation: Aliya S.


16:20  Anabta
The checkpoint is open and the traffic is flowing in both directions.

 16:30  Jubara Gate
The female soldier demands to see our ID cards before she lets us through.

 16:40  Irtah
The company has closed off the parking lot by the entrance to the building. Parking is now only in the lot across from the entrance gate. A guard at the entrance to the administration building asks us who we are and where we are going. We explain and he says, ominously, "If anything happens you must move away quickly."

By the turnstile into the passage the workers are entering freely and going out the near exit on their way to the back parking lot. None of the windows are manned and we see no one in the building, except one guy sweeping the floor. Many of the Palestinian workers greet us in a friendly manner as they pass. What the hell did the guard think was going to happen?!