Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked, Wed 17.4.13, Afternoon
Translation: Yael Bassis-Student
16:00 Tura-Shaked checkpoint
A few drops of rain; only a few workers cross over. One of the soldiers comes out to greet us, reminding us that it is forbidden to take photos….
16:30 Barta'a-Rihan checkpoint
Groups of workers arrive at the gate and enter quickly to return home as soon as possible. One tells us that indeed there is some easing of passage in the morning, since certain groups are allowed to use this gate rather than the Irtach checkpoint located in a distance from here. But on Friday the gate opened only at 0700 and this caused great crowding at the gate, and riots. Everyone wanted to get to work on time. Are we allowed to intervene and demand an earlier opening of the gate, so that people won't be late to work?