Reihan, Shaked, Wed 8.9.10, Morning

Chedva and Nava
Translated by Yael S.

08:15 - Shaked-Tura checkpoint

08:15 - Shaked-Tura checkpoint

There are hardly any people or vehicles at the checkpoint.
The driver Y. went through and came back easily, he no longer has problem and he is not detained at the gate as it happened in the past few weeks.

09:15 Families begin to arrive, all in festive attire on their way from the SeamLine zone to the West Bank, apparently for the upcoming holiday.
A resident of Rihan complained that the car which has been registered under his son's name for six months is not permitted to cross at the Shaked checkpoint, because 'It's not in the computer'. At the Barta'a-Rihan checkpoint it is allowed to cross.  It appears that the computers do not 'talk' to each other and the man is forced to drive around.

10:00 - Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint

Many people went out in the direction of the West Bank. Drivers appeared happy that finally they have some work.

- We visited S. in his new home in Amricha.

  Drove home through East Bata'a. A store that was closed for an entire month has been re-open. Its owner, a resident of the West Bank, had to wait a month for the renewal of his passage permit into the SeamLine zone.