Abu Dis, Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Sheikh Saed, Thu 3.5.12, Morning
Rahel M., Michaela R. (reporting)
In general: Very quiet, almost no pupils.
6:5 Sheikh Saed
Crossing is fast and smooth like a well-oiled machine; almost no children.
7:15 Olive Terminal
From the outside, here too it seems that people cross quickly. Here too there are only a few children.
We stood in the third corridor behind a number of women. The corridor closed. We pressed the appropriate button but nothing happened.
We crossed to the second corridor, and within minutes a line formed. Waiting time grew longer.
Conclusion: Palestinians will always wait at the checkpoint. If there are no children, the active corridors can be reduced. Otherwise one might mistake this for a crossing-point instead of a check-point.