Reihan, Shaked, Tue 2.10.12, Afternoon

Yocheved, Leah (reporting)

Translation: Yael S.


15:00 Shaked-Tura

All is routine and this is aggravating – this is reality, and the reality is that the checkpoint is expanding and being endlessly develops. There is a street light and a marked pedestrian crossing, new asphalt, fences and sheds inspection cabins and road signs, all un haracteristically high quality.

Youngsters cross the checkpoint; they appear happy for receiving a passage permit.

15:30 – We leave.


15:45 Reihan-Barta'a

At the lower,Palestinian car park there is no chance of finding a parking spot. Many workers return from work, greeting us in a friendly fashion. They appear tired but happy – they are making a living.