Reihan, Shaked, Wed 23.1.13, Afternoon
Translation: Naomi Gal
17:05 to 15:35 – Shaked Checkpoint
Few people and vehicles are passing in both directions.
16:10 - Rihan Checkpoint
5 people, prevented from passing, are waiting at the terminal; three women cross from the West Bank to the Seam Zone. The terminal is closed for workers returning to the West Bank. 5 minutes later, the terminal opens and two windows handle the returning workers. A woman with two children, a huge suitcase, and bags, is returning to Jenin from a visit in Barta'a. She and her kids are delayed for half an hour for an unknown reason.
16:20 – Returning workers' flow increases, the terminal closes every time people arrive from the other direction, the West Bank. Today is Wednesday, and many students are returning home. But there is no crowding and the passage is rapid. Someone returning from Israel tells us that this morning the passing was crowded and unusually disordered at Ephraim Gate.