Qalandiya, Mon 9.7.12, Morning
Judy Orstav, Maya Bailey, (reporting)
05:55 we are in the waiting hall of Qalandiya. Three fairly long lines at each of the carousels.
The soldier is being exchanged, and therefor it moves slowly.
Then only one carousel is being opened and in a split second what was an orderly, slow moving line
becomes a hysteric hell. In no time crazy pushing and shouting for the first line gets into motion.
Five minutes later all is well again and by 07:20 almost everyone who wanted to cross , was gone.
The Humanitarian gate worked normally and the police officer in the courtyard was doing his job by trying to be alert to the lines and the gate. It is miserable, but it works under the circumstances that exist there.