Reihan, Shaked, Mon 25.6.12, Morning
Near the new traffic light, a pedestrian crossing is added today. Field workers from Karmiel were brought in for this. (How much does is cost us?)
Soldiers arrive a few minutes before 7:00 and within 10 minutes the checkpoint is up and going. Most of those crossing the checkpoint come from the West Bank and go to the Seam Line zone , a few cross over at this time in the direction of the West Bank. Pace is reasonable.
By 07:25 we've observed 26 people crossing.
07:35 The new Barta'a checkpoint
Taxis fill up the site, workers arrive in cabs and immediately walk inside the terminal. One minutes later we see them at the sleeve.
We were told that the checkpoint opened at 05:00 and since 08:00 about 500 people had crossed over, including about 80 seamstresses.
08:15 We left together with Ali..