Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Thu 5.7.12, Morning

Rahel M., Michaela R. (reporting)

In general: very quiet
6:00 Olive Terminal
3 open stations.  Very short lines, and crossing is fast.
6:30 Wadi Nar
Approached from the top of the road, the checkpoint looks abandoned, vehicles crossing as on any normal highway, sans occupation.  When we were close, a pack of dogs raised hell, barking wildly -- a scary experience.  The noise must have awakened one of the soldiers who left his booth.  Later we saw that there was a soldier in each of the booths;  for the entire time of our stay they never emerged, and there was no disturbance of traffic.