Bethlehem (300), Fri 16.3.12, Morning

Claire Oren (reporting)
Seriously? Does this make us safer?


Bethlehem - Checkpoint 300, from 9:00 to 10:30


Initially only one station is open, but there are very few crossing


Later, a second station is opened.  Most of the time there is no line


I did not see a single person turned back to Bethlehem


A new soldier tried to turn me away but I sent him to his commander and he did not return


An elderly Palestinian told me he had a permit but his wife was refused.  He will try to get help from Silvia


Very cold, and rather desolate