Reihan, Shaked, Wed 4.1.12, Morning

Vivian, Marika, Nava Raveh (reporting)


08:30 Shaked-Tura CP
School children are already returning from school in Tura (West Bank) to their homes in the seamline zone  after a test. Again we meet the resident from Daher el Malik who has changed his car, and his new car does not succeed in getting registered in the CP computer. The man works in Jenin and driving through the Barta'a-Reihan CP is a trip that is a long way around for him. He often gives up trying to take his car to the seamline zone; he leaves it in Tura on the West Bank and walks from the CP to his home. The man told us that people who live in Umm el Reihan also have this kind of problem when they get different cars.

09:40 Reihan-Barta'a CP
The Palestinian parking lot is full of cars. So is the lot that is a bit far at the top of the road. There drivers have to pay five shekels for the day's parking. This morning we met drivers that we have not seen for a long time. The fellow who works in the improvised kiosk is the son of a driver who had a terrible accident and cannot work. The fellow who is 19 years old is trying to earn a livelihood for the family. The tradesmen and the workers in Barta'a go through in 5-15 minutes. There are no special problems. Five trucks transporting food are waiting to go through to the seamline zone. At about 10:00 they entered for inspection.

11:10 We left the CP and went back through East Barta'a. It looks as if trade is very lively there.