Reihan, Shaked, Tue 17.5.11, Morning
7:10 - Shaked-Tura checkpoint
The checkpoint just opened. About 30 people are waiting but the school children were let in first. Their taxi driver, who picks them up on the other side of the gate, is inspected after them.
Workers who get out in the direction of the Seam Line zone are disappointed by the opening hours, 7-10. Opening the gates from 06:00 to 10:00 could have been of a significant help and would have helped ease their lives, which are difficult as it is.
Why should they have to turn to court and pay an attorney just to return to the iold schedule?
08:15 Reihan-Barta'a checkpoint
The car park is full. More and more people are arriving, all in a hurry.
Drivers complain of economic hardships.
There are many improvements around the terminal to ease passage of goods.
We leave by 09:30 after my car was inspected.