Bethlehem (300), Etzion DCL, Thu 14.2.13, Afternoon
Naomi Gal (translating)
Etzion DCL, 14:20 PM: three young men approached us, despair in their eyes. They said they make their living by selling vegetables. Today a truck loaded with vegetables they intended to sell was confiscated.
A Civil Administration inspector stopped them and confiscated the truck and everything on it because they "were peddling without a license."
He agreed to release the goods to avoid spoil, and agreed that they themselves will drive the truck to Etzion, where confiscated cars are being held, so that they won’t have to call a tow truck that would cost thousands of Shekels, but he refused to release the truck itself.
We tried to help release the truck. We talked with the guy who confiscated the truck, but our and their attempts to persuade him were in vain. We called everyone we hoped could help and called Hannah as well. Maybe because of her influence they agreed to release the truck on Sunday.
While we were there people arrived asking for entry permits. They were accepted at once and came out shortly after - satisfied.