Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked, Ya'bed-Dotan, Sat 11.5.13, Morning

Observers: 
Rachela H., Noah L., and two guests
11/05/2013
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Morning

 

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

Shaked – Tura Checkpoint – 07:30-08:00

There is very little traffic today in both directions. A policewoman from the military police and a soldier from the engineering corps, who is currently manning the checkpoints, approach us and ask us to move back.  We stand in our usual position that doesn't bother anyone and remain there.

 

Yaabed Dotan Checkpoint 08:15-08:45

Today we crossed in our car at the "red" area and drove to the Yaabed Dotan checkpoint, to show our guests what the reality here is like. The checkpoint is manned and cars are waiting in both directions for permission to cross.  We had heard about roadblocks along this road which had been removed, but there are still coils of barbed wire in place.  

 

Reihan – Barta'a Checkpoint 09:00-09:30

The checkpoint is crowded as usual, vehicle and pedestrian traffic in both directions.  At this relatively late hour it appears that traffic is moving without delay, but several people coming out of the terminal inform us that it took a half hour for them to get through.  We saw that there is now padding on the bars of the turnstile, to prevent people from getting hurt when they pass through.