Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Tue 13.7.10, Afternoon
No unusual events en route to the checkpoint. When we arrived, traffic was moving quickly in both directions. After a few minutes, there was a change of patrols and all traffic was held up. It took about 10 minutes until the new shift was organized. In the meantime, a hugh backup developed from all directions. However, once the checkpoint was functioning again, all traffic was cleared.
During our stay there, no vehicles were pulled over.
We have noticed in the past several watches that there have been almost no workers going through. Whether this is because of the policy of the Palestinean Authority to discourage workers from employment in settlements or because there is just no work, we don't know.