Reihan, Shaked, Mon 19.12.11, Afternoon

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Leila S., Leah R. (reporting)

We bring Ali home from the hospital, following a bone marrow transplant. He appears much better, seems happy, and even has an appetite.

12:45 Reihan-Barta'a checkpoint

We're approached by a few people: one suffers from a bowels disease and wishes to be treated at Rambam hospital; another has an appointment for treatments in a hospital in Jerusalem but has no means of getting there, since he is "denied" by security authorities. A third person complains that he is always delayed at the checkpoint.

At noon there are many drivers seeking work, many taxis and only a few passengers.

We move to the upper checkpoint,where there is growing traffic of those returning from work (which might provide some work for the drivers). Passage is swift.

16:00 - We leave.

16:10 - Shaked-Tura checkpoint

The site is completely desolated.

16:30 - We go back.