Reihan, Shaked, Wed 7.7.10, Morning

Vivien S"B, Nava R. (reporting)

translation: Yael S
07:45 - 08:45 Shaked-Tura checkpoint

Who ever arrived on site went through. Those without a permit, do not come.

The driver Y. says that unlike in the last weeks, he is no longer bothered or detained at the checkpoints.

08:55 - 10:15 Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint
Scares traffic. Only a few went out to the West Bank and the few merchants had entered the Seam Line zone. Another round of loaded pickup trucks had entered the inspection area.

We are told that ever since the opening of the Jalama checkpoint for passage of Israeli Arabs to Jenin, business flourish over there and Barta'a loses.

Going  home we drove through East Barta'a . The market place is quiet.