Reihan, Shaked, Sat 22.12.12, Morning
Translation: Yael Bassis-Student
0700 – 0740 Shaked-Tura
Very cold!!! No rain. Soldiers on site are getting ready; Open/close…… The pedestrians' gate is closed – not locked. Later a military vehicle arrives with 3-4 more soldiers. Workers who came from the direction of Tura complained about the long wait outside the inspection cabin, as well as inside. They do not understand why that checkpoint opens only at 07:00 and not earlier. One of them asked for our help in getting the checkpoint to open earlier.
0750 - -840 Reihan-Barta'a
Traffic is sparse. People who come out of the terminal report of few people inside and that inspection is without delays. A few of them go back to pick up clothes that were left behind - coats, scarves etc.
One person whom we observed went in and came out within 10 minutes. We shouldn't forget that those were 10 wasted minutes for the maintenance of the occupation.
The passengers of a public transportation minibus were required to present i.d. cards and also to leave finger prints.
10 Vans waited at the car park.