Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Thu 11.10.12, Morning
Rahel M., Michaela R., (reporting)
6:15 Olive Terminal
Two lanes are open, a line of about 10 people in each, a short wait of a few minutes.
We signed up a man who wishes to be released from "refusal" with the devoted help of Silvia.
7:00 Wadi Nar
A pack of barking dogs greets us -- scary and unpleasant.
At the checkpoint the soldiers are busy making toast and eating. Vehicles go past without benefit of a look in their direction.
Passengers disembarking from buses join the line inside the barbed-wire corridor. A soldier and a guard get on the bus, take a quick look and descend. The passengers show their documents to the soldier, he glances, and they return to the bus. A routine of free passage (for those armed with the necessary papers).