Mevo Dotan (Imriha), Reihan, Shaked, Tue 22.2.11, Morning
Translated by Dvora K.
07:05 Shaked-Tura CP
The CP is open; people are going through, no delays are observed.
The pupils arrive, go through the mud on the way to the soldier who inspects their schoolbags, and then they leave the CP -- in the mud, of course.
A driver is detained roughly by a soldier, who has to clarify something with him. The driver looks embarrassed, and explains the matter by his body language; After that the taxi is inspected and the man goes through. We are told that he was suspected of having cursed a woman soldier and was called on to explain. Now he undoubtedly knows who's boss here!
08:00 Mevo Dothan CP
The CP is not manned. Afterwards they told us that last night it was also open during the whole day. Others say that the soldiers get here later.
Children are on their way to school in Ya'abed. Coal fires are smoking, sheep are in pasture, Bedouin are on donkeys, people are wearing traditional clothing, tanned women are seen at the doors of their houses, and green is the color you see everywhere. A pastoral scene.
08:30 Reihan-Barta'a CP
People in groups go through the CP on their way to work. Families with little children are on their way to the West Bank. Five pickup trucks loaded with food are at the inspection site instead of cars.
Everything is quiet. The Occupation routine, according to which every person knows his/her place and how to act in the space of the Occupation.
09:00 We left.