Eyal Crossing, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Mon 12.4.10, Morning
Ruti R., Sna'it (reporting) trans. Judith Green
04:10 There was quick movement of people through the stations. At first, there were 3 stations open and, after a few minutes, 4. By 4:35 the line for the entrance carousel, behind the inspection building, became quite short. Occasionally, people are asked to return and take their possessions including metal objects through the x-ray gate rather than putting them on the small table at the entrance. They pass through the carousels at the entrance at a rate of between 0-6-40 (?) each time the gates are released. During the period between 4:30-5:00, there were 2 delays in letting people enter the courtyard and the inspection building. The first delay was short, but the second, around 5:00, lasted 6 minutes. During this half hour it was also raining, not too hard, for several minutes, so that there was a lot of crowding in the entrance line. Two people - men - were turned back completely during our shift.
A little before 5:00, there was a mass prayer in the lot next to the shed with benches.
As you know, we could only observe the movement of those exiting - 4 stations were operating and there was quick movement of people. We waited until around 6:00 and then returned to Tel Aviv.