'Anin, Reihan, Shaked, Thu 20.5.10, Afternoon

Tsafrira Z., and Ruti H. (reporting)
Translation: Yael B.

15:00 - Aaneen checkpoint
Very few people went through. Quiet passage of 4 tractors as well.

15:40 - Shaked-Tura checkpoint
Here too very few people, all went through quietly.

16:00 Dotan checkpoint

Easy going traffic on both directions.

16:30  - Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint
About 15 tired workers stood opposite the entrance. One window was operational with a woman whose loud voice could be heard. According to people on site , the turnstile hasn't moved for half and hour. Five minutes later it started moving and a few people went through, and then it stopped while a woman and her two small children were trappedin it, unable to move forward or backwards.
We called Sharon who didn't answer, then we called Ron who promised to check it out. A few minutes went by when the turnstile resumed operation - the woman and her children got in with other people.
At that time Sharon had returned our call, we reported all the grievances which resulted in the woman's voice calming down and a swifter passage of people at the checkpoint.

17:00 - We left when all was calm.