Reihan, Shaked, Wed 10.8.11, Morning

Hedva Heller, Nava Raveh


09:00 - 10:00 Shaked-Tura checkpoint 

A few crossed over from the West Bank into the Seam Line zone. 

 From the S.L.Z in the direction of the West Bank crossed over well groomed families, apparently for visits.

Few cars drove into the West bank. One man arrived at the gate without his car asking if he could bring in 40 Kg. of  lamb to the West Bank. He got a positive answer and came back in his car with the meat. Despite the previous answer and the telephone inquiries he was not allowed to take it in and he had to go back.


10:10 - 10:30 Reihan-Barta'a checkpoint

There were no trucks with produce but under the shed a few cars were inspected.

The car park area on the Palestinian side was full.

checkpoint cab drivers snoozed on the floor of the shed. Merchants and workers in East Barta'a who arrived, went into the terminal and crossed over. A few families went into the West Bank. One man told us that the carousel at the entrance to the terminal hit his eye. He asked to receive a medical treatment in Israel but was refused and went to jenin for medical; care. In the meat time he did receive a permit for treatment in a hospital in East Jerusalem. He also turned to a lawyer to claim for compensation.

An owner of a garment store in East Barta'a wanted to bring in 100 hangers packed in a bag. He wasn't allowed to bring in a commercial quantity and had to leave the bag at the prayer corner of the shed, before crossing over.