'Anin, Reihan, Shaked, Tue 9.10.12, Morning

Nava R., leah R. (reporting)

Translation: Yael S.


06:20-06:55- Anin checkpoint

Passage is slow and nerve racking


07:05 – 07:45 Shaked-Tura checkpoint

Nava who's been away for a few months, is impressed by the development and the renovations.

Children arrive - happy and well attired – going to school. They cross quickly. Teachers say that they are well disciplined. There are breaks for going wild.


08:00- 09:00 Reihan-Barta'a checkpoint

The lower (Palestinian) car park is full. Drivers complain of lack of livelihood, they all have big families and they ask for help in clothing etc. One asks for a TV set for his second wife.

A young fellow has been hurt running away from a soldier and bumping into a car's front window. He was treated at a hospital emergency room and is in need for rehabilitation treatment, which is costly. Another wants to visit Israel - he misses the sea. His brother is serving time in jail so it seems he'll continue to long for the sea.

People come out of the terminal really quick, putting on their belts as they hurry to work, and wishing us a good day.