Reihan, Shaked, Wed 12.9.12, Afternoon
15:30 – 16:45
15:50 Shaked checkpoint
Construction work continues and now a new long, covered sleeve is being built at the entrance from the West Bank.
Vehicles and pedestrians loaded with parcels crossing over on both sides.
16:05 – Reihan checkpoint
At the vehicles inspection post, in the direction of the West Bank, once again inspection is conducted with extra care. Is there a threat? A warning? Or is it due to the new female inspector?
Agricultural workers returning from work inside Israel say that in the morning they crossed at the Yirtach checkpoint, and because of the crowding and difficulties in crossing, they must get there as early as 3 am.
16:25 Only one window is open and the turnstile at the entrance locks when there are people crossing on the opposite side (from the West Bank into the Seam line zone).
16:35 A second window opens up and passage goes smoothly on both sides.