Abu Dis, Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Wadi Nar, Thu 7.7.11, Morning
Shosh H., Rachel M., Christiana (Italian visitor), Michaela R. (reporting)
6:50 Olive Terminal
No line; crossing time c. 3 mins. People dribbling out all the time.
Traffic flows almost unimpeded. We saw one detained car which was released when we arrived. The soldiers stand in the shade, minding their own business.
We returned by the one-way eastern road. For years the road had been blocked by a metal barrier "for security reasons" with a narrow passage for pedestrians who had to wriggle between concrete blocks. It's odd how simple to open the road wide and cancel all those security reasons. The inconvenience to handicapped persons in wheelchairs and mothers pushing baby carriages turns out to have been quite unnecessary.