Qalandiya, Mon 31.10.11, Morning
Judy O., Maya B. (reporting)
6:25 we are in the big hall and it is empty. Whoever comes in, even large groups of pupils go right in.
the first passage is closed, we ask Safa, the DCO officer and he shows us that it is broken. I stand next to it and show people where to enter, it goes fast.
The traffic outside is as usual very hectic and everyone is blowing his horn and pushing. I don't understand how there are not more accidents.
The garbage piles are as usual, especially outside. Nobody notices it any more, even we have gotten used to it and just don't want people to have to stand and wait. Bad enough they have to go though this twice a day. Safa is one of those officers who care and make sure things work, despite all the hardships. An old and sick woman come in, we call him and he immediately opens the Humanitarian gate for her, so we won't have to push through the iron bars.
At the blue card passage all is as usual. People get into the bus, out after a few meters out, wait and in again.......
We return through Jaba and Pisgat Zeev after passing Hizme.