Bethlehem (300), Etzion DCL, Thu 26.7.12, Afternoon

Shlomith S., Ora A. (reporting)

 Etzion DCL,  14:30-16:00
A quiet and uneventful shift. As last week, this week too only a few arrived and were dealt with in reasonable time.
The waiting area was air-conditioned! A single young man is waiting,  says he has been waiting since the morning for his brother who was summoned by the Shabbak (General Security).  The Shabak apparently continues its practice of inviting people for a meeting in the morning, releasing them only in th evening, and sometimes asking them to return the next day.
We met a few who were denied magnetic cards, and one who was granted a card but refused a permit to enter Israel even though he has an invitation to work in Jerusalem.  He said he's compelled to work in the occupied territories, and recently worked an entire month for NIS 50 a day!