Reihan, Shaked, Sun 22.1.12, Afternoon

Observers: 
Hassida S., Ruthi T., (Reporting)
Jan-22-2012
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Afternoon

 

Translation: Bracha B.A.

16:10-17:30

16:10 – Shaked-Tura Checkpoint
There are few people crossing.  It is cold and rainy and there are dark clouds to the southwest and a rainbow in the clouds to the north.  The well-dressed banker's new car is still not listed on his permit, and he has to walk back to his home in Dahar al Malakh.  A youth rides through on a white donkey, both are wet.  A soldier in the lookout point plays songs on his harmonica. 

16:40 – Reihan Barta'a Checkpoint
There are a lot of workers hurrying down the sleeveinfo-icon to the terminal.  There are two windows open.   Rain is pouring down on the small covered area in front of the turnstile and it remains open, evidently out of consideration for the people who are hurrying in out of the rain and arrive wet.   One of the workers tells us that he worked all day welding without any roof over his head.   There are four "illegals" sitting on the bench.  One of them is an old friend of Hassida's and is pleased to see her and sends regards to everyone, especially to Tami.