Eyal Crossing, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Mon 12.4.10, Morning

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Ruti R., Sna'it (reporting) trans. Judith Green

Irtach -

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 gatesinfo-icon 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.


5:20 - Eyal

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.