Al Nashshash, Beit Ummar, Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Nabi Yunis, Mon 22.8.11, Morning
7:10 am, Bethlehem - Checkpoint 300: many are already gathered outside the checkpoint, cross and disgruntled because so many more are waiting on the Palestinian side. The soldier is not letting any one cross, the crowding and disarray are intolerable. They report the Humanitarian Centre says there's a problem with the metal detector. Meanwhile the line doesn't move. Four posts are open. There are no lines on the Israeli side, the pressure is all on the Palestinian side. We call the Humanitarian Centre once again.
7:30 am, Hussan
7:40 am, Al-Nashshash
7:55 am, Etzion DCL: peole are waiting. The military jeep arrives at 8:10 and collects those waiting (c.20). Today there is a policeman, and some approach him.
8:40 am, Beit Ummar
9:00 am, Nabi Yunis: some people approach us with various problems; we shall deal with them to the best of our meagre ability.