Reihan, Shaked, Sat 13.8.11, Morning
07:30 -08:00 - Tura-Shaked checkpoint
A large group of about 60 people, mostly women dressed in beautiful holiday cloths, crosses the checkpoint on its way to Jerusalem. In a short time a bus will pick them up for one day of celebration.
Passage is swift on both sides.
08:10 - 0900 Barta'a-Reihan checkpoint.
At the entrance to the terminal there are many cabs, which is a sign of a problem inside the terminal. And sure enough, on our way down the sleeve, we meet only a few people, and at the entrance to the terminal no one enters and no one gets out.
As it turns out there is a problem of some sort with the machines inside and many people were delayed inside for more than an hour. The problem is known and is being taken care of and we have no means of assisting.
About twenty minutes later the flow of people is resumed.