Reihan, Shaked, Wed 18.1.12, Morning

Vivien S.B., Marika, Nava R. (reporting)

 08:30 Shaked-Tura checkpoint

Only a few people went through.

A resident of Daher-el-Malec, who speaks fluent Hebrew, approached us and told us that the village gets its water through a very narrow pipe which produces an extremely weak stream of water, while at the settlements in the vicinity of Reihan and Shaked the pipes are of a much larger diameter and they have no water problems whatsoever.

We told him that yesterday there was an article about that issue in the newspaper.

09:40  Reihan-Barta'a checkpoint

There were no trucks with produce. At 10:00 a number of trucks came out following inspection and the trucks that came in the meantime, drove inside the inspection post. Those who arrive at the checkpoint with proper papers enter at once and cross either to the Seam Line zone or to the West Bank. Passage time is 7-15 minutes.

Many more Palestinians do not bother to come to the checkpoint due to lack of permits, knowing that they would not be allowed to go through.

11:00  Things are  "as usual". we left the checkpoint.