Reihan, Shaked, Sat 9.4.11, Morning

Observers: 
Shula N., Noah L.
09/04/2011
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Morning

Translation: Yael S.

07:35 Shaked-Tura checkpoint

A group of people who had just crossed the checkpoint stand under the shed. They are angry, saying that the soldiers are new and the process is slow.

The site was opened only at 07:10. As soon as we arrived we were approached by two soldiers who had warned us that we are in a military zone and photography is forbidden. They claimed that the checkpoint has been opened at 07:00 a.m. but there were problems with the computer.

The people who have gone through the checkpoint complained of contemptuous treatment by the soldiers. One said that his papers were practically thrown back at him. A loudspeaker echoed loudly, as a reminder of where we were.

08:15 Reihan-Barta'a checkpoint

Many taxis wait at the upper car park, on the side of the Seam Line zone, which is the first sign that exit from the terminal is not going smoothly. A large crowed of families and students form a line in an attempt to enter the checkpoint and apparently many more wait inside, there is pressure on both sides while one window is open.

Passage is slow, the turnstile is locked to avoid more people getting in. We called Sharon , asking that they open another window, which they did. It took 30 minutes to enter the terminal.

We left at 9:30 while the traffic streamed on both sides.