On arrival about 3 PM the parking place was almost empty: There were 3 cars in the parking lot and nobody in the waiting hall.
After a while a couple from Bethlehem came. Only the wife passed the turnstyle.
After about 5 minutes she came back without the wanted permit for a visit to Israel.
She told us the following story:
She is a teacher in the Protestant boarding school Talitha Kumi in Beit Jalla. Her subject is Religion. She needs the permit for Haifa in order to give a workshop there.
What was surprising was that she told us that she has been trying for 17 years in vain to get a permit, but without success. But her husband and her son had received permits.
She was already in touch with S.