Bethlehem (300), Fri 16.3.12, Morning

Observers: 
Claire Oren (reporting)
Mar-16-2012
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Morning
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