Bethlehem (300), Fri 9.12.11, Morning

Clare O. (reporting). Ilil N.-B. (translating)


Bethlehem Checkpoint 300:

Three open lanes.
Many soldiers and security/police personnel.
Highly ranked officers oversee the situation, one of them fluent in Arabic.  It seems that things are better than they’ve been over the last two weeks, perhaps because fewer children are arriving.  It is true that several children were denied passage through the checkpoint, causing their parents great dismay, but some soldiers also displayed thoughtful judgment regarding very small children.