'Anata-Shu'afat, Abu Dis, Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Sheikh Saed, Thu 4.10.12, Morning

Rahel M., Michaela R. (reporting)


6:25 Sheikh Saed
Children and adults crossing -- generally fast.  One youth was turned back.
Olive Terminal
Two corridors operative, the middle one not working.  There are no long lines.
Anata Checkpoint
Plenty of bustle in the transportation terminal.  Buses enter, fill up and depart.  Perhaps events of the Jewish holiday have caused delays.
There are no lines in the pedestrian and vehicle crossings.
Ras Hamis
The checking booth has disappeared, a bulldozer is smoothing the ground and soon the tear in the fence, which served as a gate, will be sealed.  Closing the gate means a walk of c. 2 kilometres to the big checkpoint.  The village committee is requesting transportation for 300 of the village children from the municipality.