Bethlehem (300), Fri 1.2.13, Morning

Claire Oren (reporting)


Bethlehem– Checkpoint 300, 9:15 – 10:45 AM:


Yael Bassis-Student – translating.


Three posts are open. In one - a soldier demonstrates his boredom, yawns, hardly moves his head to signal (a slight movement in the direction of the exit) or in exchange for refusal (an almost imaginary movement of the head from left to right.) Again, one needs to past the permit to the window or to present one 's finger for a finger print.

At the other post atmosphere is festive; Two soldiers sing good old Israeli songs, as well as Purim songs and appears like having a good time, this is while allowing people to go through without delays.

At the time of shifts change the calm returns. People cross over. It is quite cols.

I haven't seen children today.