Bethlehem, Fri 18.3.11, Morning

Efrat B., Claire O. (both reporting)


09:15-10:45, Bethlehem- CP 300:  the CP seemed deserted – Purim for Jews, house-arrest for non-Jews.

The officer in charge pathetically attempted to bar us from sitting on the neglected planter and claimed we had no right to enter the CP at all. He finally gave up and left us alone in the deserted CP.

Only doctors and blue card holders were allowed through. A few crossed over from Bethlehem to Jerusalem; there were some groups that crossed over to Bethlehem.