Reihan, Shaked, Wed 22.9.10, Morning

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Chedva H., Nava R. (reporting)

Translated by Yael B.

08:15 - Shaked-Tura checkpoint
Here there is no closureinfo-icon but still only a few go through.
One car crosses over from The West Bank into the SeamLine zone and two other  go into the West Bank.

There are only a few pedestrians.

09:45 Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint
The place is almost vacant. There are neither cars nor vegetables pickup trucks .
Drivers doss off at in the Palestinian car park area.
The few pedestrians on site enter the terminal immediately.
One of the drivers, a resident of East Barta'a, tells us that in the previous night he had to  take a woman to the Jenin hospital urgently. He came back at 01:00 when the checkpoint was closed. He wasn't allowed through to get back home despite his explanation of the purpose of his ride. He was offered to spend the night with relatives in the West Bank and he tried explaining that he couldn't knock on doors at this late hour.

The man was forced to sleep in his car.

11:00 - We left the checkpoint.