Qalandiya, Fri 26.10.12, Morning
09:00 We expected to find a large crowd at the CP, but were surprised to find it almost empty. The taxi drivers standing around explained that few permits were issued for this Friday as an usual number was issued for Sunday; the major festivities include the family feast but the issue of praying on the Mount is not the focus of the holiday. Moreover, this is the olive-gathering season and only few Palestinians can come then.
And, as usual, the "terminal's" open space was unbelievably filthy!