Bethlehem (300), Fri 2.11.12, Morning

Efrat B., Claire Oren



In the beginning of the shift only two positions were open and there was a long queue of Palestinians. In about 15 minutes they opened another three positions. During our shift no one were sent back. A few children came along and all of them crossed the checkpoint.

Once in a while a very loud call came from the Bethlehem side of the checkpoint: "Stream people in all the three sleeves". That's the way it is here, they "stream" people. At 10:00 only three positions remained active but there was no queue.

Several Swedish volunteers passed and showed interest in us, we gave them some materials in English.