Bethlehem (300), Etzion DCL, Thu 25.10.12, Afternoon
Etzion DCL, 14:20 PM:
A man who approached us said that an announcement had been made to those waiting that no entry permits would be granted to people wishing to visit Israel during the upcoming holiday. Everyone waiting for such permits was told to apply to the Palestinian DCL. Only those with appointments at Israeli hospitals can obtain entry permits at the Etzion DCL.
14:25 PM. A blind man who had an appointment on 2.11.12 at a Jerusalem hospital received a permit for that date. He also asked for a permit to visit on an earlier date during the holiday, but didn’t receive one. We tried to help him get a holiday permit but weren’t successful.
A few people exited with permits for hospital appointments.
15:30 PM. An elderly couple, husband and wife, came out. They’d renewed their magnetic cards. They had waited since 14:00.