Reihan, Shaked, Sun 26.8.12, Morning
translated by Yael S.
08:00 Shaked-Tura checkpoint
Most of the workers have already gone through. A few more people continue to come from the West Bank.
Today all cross over on the main road in the center of the checkpoint, not through the sleeve.
A boy and a girl tell us that school would resume next week.
08:35 Reihan-Barta'a checkpoint
The decorated sign, with a flower, reads in Arabic "Happy Holyday". Among those coming and going at the crowded car park, are families and women. We follow one family with many begs and suitcases.
The Kiosk is back in work, The praying corner is fenced. The W.C on both sides of the checkpoint are filthy. 4 truck await inspection.
We move to the upper car park and wait for that family. They arrive after 25 minutes and a car with a yellow license plate, picks them up, Perhaps they Israeli Arabs and that might be the reason for the speedy passage.
09:10 – We leave.