Etzion DCL, Tue 27.12.11, Afternoon
Arrival at 14.40 PM. It was still Hannukah and Christmas had just passed. Perhaps this was the reason why only two cars were parked and only one Palestinian sat in the waiting hall. He was a businessman from Bethlehem waiting for friends who were bringing him a document in order to get a magnetic card. After they had arrived he was immediately let in,and we had nothing to observe anymore. After waiting for another 15 minutes we left.
Nobody was there.
We drove along the main road in parts, then had the impression that this was not such a good idea and returned to the highway to Jerusalem.
On our way home we took the road to the Herodion via the small
checkpoint Har Huma
(for traffic from and to Beit Sahour) which was almost empty
We did not check checkpoint Bethlehem, because A. had no gasoline anymore.
Return 16.00 PM.