Bethlehem (300), Fri 9.3.12, Morning

Claire OREN. (reporting)

09.10 – 10.50 AM

Bethlehem - Checkpoint 300:  four inspection stations are open and there is no queue.

A man with two small children and a work permit is not allowed to  enter; all the rest pass through without any delay. The male and female soldiers who are in new inspection stations, have just completed their basic training. A Druze security man is surprised and pleased  to see Jewish-Israeli activity, and shares his thoughts with me. It was interesting.

Two Eucomenian volunteers who pass through tell me that yesterday was difficult but this morning there are no delays.