Hamra, Tayasir, Wed 26.5.10, Afternoon

Observers: 
Anina K., Yehudit H. and Bat-Sheva K.(guest)
26/05/2010
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Afternoon

Translated by Yael S.

 1315 - Tayasir checkpoint 
Extremely hot. Two soldiers at the vehicles'  checkpoint and one at the pedestrians inspection post.
A few cars and a tractor cross the checkpoint without delays. 
Military vehicles arrive at the base and drive away.
On our way over, we saw army tents on both sides of the road leading to Tyseer. Total control of the area.

Cars arriving from the direction of Tyseer and Tubas are delayed for inspection and soldiers circle the car from all sides.

14:30 - Hamra checkpoint
Car crossing over quickly on both sides. 
Men coming out of inspection put their belts on as they walk.

Two female settlers pass by in their car an stop to take a photo of us.

14:45 - Change of shifts. Passage stops for a few minutes. In the mean time all wait: children. men and women in this terrible heat.
 

14:55 - The checkpoint is back to work and soldiers let people cross over on both sides simultaneously. There are no delays and the general picture is grim. Our Canadian guest keeps saying that she is sad and feels dad.

15:15 - We left.