Reihan, Shaked, Sat 8.9.12, Morning
0730 – 0800 – Shaked-Tura checkpoint
The entrance to the sleeve is blocked and pedestrians go around it. There is a lively traffic on both sides and passage is swift.
We met soldiers who were on duty on Saturday of last week.
One of those crossing over arrives on his new bicycles, which is new to us.
0810 – 0945 Barta'a-Reihan checkpoint
The checkpoint is busy as usual and perhaps even more so. Many cross on both sides.
Traffic flows and passage is quick.
One person waits on a bench inside the terminal – apparently there is a problem with his passage permit (tasreech), After a while the papers are cleared and he is free to go. He goes out in the direction of the Seam Line zone. We were unable to check whether this was indeed where he wanted to go or was he sent back. Anyhow we didn't know what his problem was.