Abu Dis, Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Sheikh Saed, Thu 10.6.10, Morning

Shosh H., Michaela R. (reporting)

Generally peaceful

6:50 Sheikh Sa'ed

People crossing in a quiet and orderly way, checking is efficient and fast.  Pupils crossing almost without any checks.

We too are spared the confrontations of the last few weeks.

7:15 Silwan

We came from below, following the American road.  A vehicle carrying settlers drove in front of us up the very steep road, stopping from time to time for passengers to climb in or alight.  A guard descends to check the safety of his passengers.   Each stop was in the middle of the road, seriously disturbing the flow of traffic.

Near the Givati parking lot a sign forbids further driving down the road, but a few vehicles drive in the forbidden direction. 

There was no checkpoint and the street was peaceful.

Zeitim Crossing

Three lanes are open and lines are very short.  Crossing takes a couple of minutes.

Despite the quiet procedure, shouting and scolding are frequently heard on the loudspeakers.