Beit Ummar, Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Sun 2.10.11, Afternoon

Observers: 
Daniela G. (reporting Heb.), Maya B.-H. (reporting Eng.)
02/10/2011
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Afternoon

 

Etzion DCL, 15:30: not a car or a soul insight -- except for the soldier
 behind the glass window and carousel.
"How many are there inside?"
"3", he answers.
A refreshing change from the universal "15" the
 Palestinians favor. A man arrives, and is immediately whisked in.

 We drove southwards towards Beit Ummar, and saw a few soldiers in full
 battle dress at the 2 entrances to El Arub.



  Bethlehem - Checkpoint 300: passage is a swift as the workers can make their

way
 through.

The grounds along route 60, and at the Checkpoint, are littered with a fortune
 worth of recyclable debris. An enterprising Palestinian who collected the debris and brought them to a supermarket might make more than their daily wage.
 Entrepreneurs are in short supply, old bottles and cans (and wrappers and
 other waste) in large supply.