Reihan, Shaked, Sat 17.7.10, Morning

Shula N. Noa L. (reporting)

0740 - 0810 Shaked-Tura checkpoint Traffic streams  along on both sides without delays. The female soldier at the gate screams orders through a loud speaker and continues yelling while conversing with her peers. Two soldiers chase two kids who escape in the direction of Tura. The reason for that is unclear to us and apparently those kids didn't mean to cross over in the first place. We haven't observed such behavior of soldiers at the checkpoint, in a long time.

 0820-0900 - Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint Today we observed passage at the checkpoint only from the side of the Palestinian car park area (where we've waited to meet someone). Traffic is heavy, but flows smoothly to both directions with no seen delays.People whom with spoke with were courteous.