Reihan, Shaked, Wed 15.12.10, Morning

Hedva H., Nava R. (reporting)

Shaked Tura checkpoint
Only few people or cars have crossed, there were no obvious problems and the crossing was fast. Small wonder, all passengers & cars were equipped with valid permits.

09:25-11:30 Riehan – Barta`a checkpoint
On the east side of the checkpoint five trucks loaded with fruit and vegetables are waiting to be checked. At 09:30 they began the procrdure.  The lowest parking lot is full of cars of the West Bank residents who work in Barta'a. People moved into the seam zone, but almost no one  in the opposite direction.

In the parking lot five taxi drivers waited for clients but for vein. They barely manage to survive and can not compete with the taxi drivers from Barta'a.