Bethlehem (300), Etzion DCL, Thu 3.5.12, Afternoon
Etzion DCL, 14.30 PM:
There are only two cars in the parking lot, and the waiting hall is empty. A man and a woman come out very happily because they received a permit for a family reunion. According to them there is no-one inside. Two more people who arrive are taken inside, and come out immediately with permits.
A dejected young man who has been refused entry is sitting outside. He was told that today is not the right day for his village. We phone to the Humanitarian Center and request that they should make an effort to have him received today, because there is no queue and no other people waiting. We also explain that if he has to come again he will lose a day’s work and will have to pay again for the taxi journey . Shulamit also speaks with the soldier on duty,who consults his commander, and the young man’s request is granted.
Another young man, who has come on the day allocated for his village, is not allowed to enter and is told that “ There are no magnetic cards”. Shulamit again speaks with the soldier on duty, the young man is allowed to enter and receives his magnetic card.
Thus “we succeeded” with two “successes” today.