Reihan, Shaked, Sat 21.1.12, Morning
0730 -0800 Tura-Shaked checkpoint
There is an ongoing traffic on both sides but rather scars; vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.
Passage is quite fast.
One person requests our help; He had changed his car and now is not allowed to cross at the Shaked checkpoint (He lives in the near by Daher-el-Malec) only at the Reihan-Barta'a checkpoint. and another problem: His son is almost 16 years of age and has already received an I.D card and therefore is no longer register in his fathers' I.D. The son does not receive a passage permit with the claim that he doesn't live in the same village as his father.
We'll try looking into that tomorrow over the phone.
Other than that there are the usual complaints of the complicated life under Israeli occupation.
0810-0840 Barta'a-Reihan checkpoint
We went down the sleeve to the entrance of the terminal. People whom we met said that all is well. Among them a father and his daughter on their way to Um-el-Fachem for Physical therapy treatments,Yuval Rot would pick them up and drive them over.
People who came out of the terminal at this time are angry saying that there are many people inside and that they had to wait between one hour to an hour and a half.
We tried calling Sharon, the checkpoint commander but to no avail. In the mean time more and more people get out but it seems that there is still a long delay inside the terminal.
We left feeling helpless