'Anin, Reihan, Shaked, Mon 3.1.11, Afternoon

Observers: 
Hanah H., Yocheved G.
03/01/2011
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Afternoon

Translated by Yael S.
15:00 - 16:40

15:00 -A'anin checkpoint
Only 15 people (parmers, who still hold valid passage permits to work at the west side pf the sepatation fence)) and 3 tractors cross the checkpoint to thier lands. Most permits had expired by the end of December and new agriculture permits for the new years are not issued.

15:20 - Shaked checkpoint
A few people cross over from one side to another, inspection is done in a post out side the inspection cabin and passage is fast.
The winds caused the yellow sign to fall down but no one bother to pick it up, in any case it doest not bare any useful information.

15:35 - Reihan checkpoint
A slow flow of workers returning home to the West bank. Only one window is open and since it serves people going to both directions a beginning of crowing is observed by the carousel, yet passage is swift (6 minutes).
Towards 16:00  the stream of  returning workers increases and by the carousel there are already 50 people crowding and pace of passage slows down.

16:20- Pressure grows bigger by the carousel (there are 60-70 returning workers at any given moment), despite our plea another loophole was not opened. Passage time now is 15 minutes.
Whyat all did they install 8 loopholes in the terminal in the first place?????