Habla, Wed 14.7.10, Morning

Abra (a new immigrant from the USA), Nora R., and Chana P. (reporting)

Translation:  Suzanne O.

6:30 a.m. 
The labourers are outside, some of them told us that it was relatively short (40 minutes) and others said it was tough.


7:00 a.m. 

The gate was already open.  A man with a horse and cart waits to enter.  He was pleased that we had come; now he would be able to enter in an instant, and indeed this was the case, possibly coincidentally.  He raised a problem about the barbed wire which winds around in the direction of the entrance and makes it hard for horses and carts; his horse often gets entangled in the thick barbed wire.

There are about 100 people in the queue.  They are inspected in fives.  Each group of 5 takes about 3 - 5 minutes to inspect.  This means that a labourer arriving now will have to wait over an hour.

One man asked if we can deal with the problems he has with the Shabak.  When we suggested Sylvia he already knew about her.