'Anin, Reihan, Shaked, Mon 4.4.11, Afternoon
Translated by Dvora K.
15.00 The CP is closed and there is no one in the vicinity. We called the DCO to find out about this and we were told that because of the rain, people did not go out to work this morning.
15.15 Three passenger cars go through from the West Bank to the seamline zone; the cars go through within five to ten minutes and the passage is quick for pedestrians as well. The CP has had a general renovation. The are preparing to stay here for a long time.
15.40 Women and children who came through from Jenin are sitting in the sleeve and waiting for a car that is in the inspection pavilion. Another seven passenger cars are waiting down below to enter the inspection pavilion.
The terminal is empty and quiet; there is a slow stream of workers returning from work. They are swallowed up immediately in the terminal and emerge into the parking lot.
A woman student returning from the university in Jenin tells us that every day when she comes back, she is inspected for a long time in the (x-ray) machine, and that she spends at least an hour in the CP. A family with two little girls arrives from the seamline zone. Only the mother has a green (Palestinian) ID card, and the girls want to go through to the West Bank. The girls are listed only in the Israeli ID card of the father. Only after a long discussion did they allow the woman to go through with the girls.
16.15 - Many workers are beginning to arrive and in the terminal a second window is opened for operations. The passage is quick : 4-5 minutes. On the side three people are seated. They are illegal sojourners (in Israel) waiting for a hearing.
16.30 - Some of the seven cars who entered the pavilion 40 minutes ago, are finally freed and go on their way with their passengers.