'Anin, Reihan, Shaked, Thu 30.6.11, Afternoon

Tzafrira Zamir, Neta Golan (Reporting)

Translation: Bracha B.A.


15:35 – A'anin Checkpoint

We were caught in a traffic jam in Wadi Ara (Route 65) and consequently got to the checkpoint just as the soldiers were locking the gatesinfo-icon.

15:45 – Shaked Tura Checkpoint – the Palestinian Side (West Bank) Parking lot

There was very little traffic at this hour.  A woman with a wagon loaded with bags was not allowed to cross and the soldiers refused to talk with us when we tried to find out why.

16:15 – Reihan-Barta'a Checkpoint

The Palestinian parking lot is completely filled.  People make a place for us somehow and are expecting packages of used clothing.  People were disappointed that we did not bring any this time.  A few people are coming in and out of the terminal.

16:40 – Reihan Barta'a Checkpoint – The entrance to the terminal on the seamline zone side

There is no line.  There are four detaineesinfo-icon on the bench inside waiting.  When a line begins to form another window opens.  At 17:00 there is no waiting line and no detainees, and we left to return home.