Al Nashshash, Beit Ummar, Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Nabi Yunis, Mon 5.7.10, Morning
07:10 Checkpoint 300
Three positions are open; long lines; angry Palestinians who have waited many hours while the computer was down due to some error. Meanwhile a fourth position is opened. An old blind man accompanied by his grandson, on their way to St. John's Hospital is not allowed to cross because the boy has brought a copy of his birth certificate, but the original is required. We asked to summon the DCO representative -- a policeman arrived instead and ordered us vehemently to move away and stand by the wall. Eventually he heard the problem and allwed the old man and his grandson to cross.
08:00 Ezyon DCO
Some ten people are waiting. The policeman will arrive only after 13:00. The DCO is still closed.
08:15 Beit Umar
08:45 Nabi Yunis
We dealt with sundry police problems.