Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked, Sun 26.5.13, Morning

Leah R., Ruti T. (reporting)

Translation: Yael Bassis-Student


This morning we met only content people. Whoever was lucky enough to hold a passage permit to cross into the Seam Line zone for work appear happy.

Those whose requests for passage permit were denied - like the elderly shepherd about whom Ana has reported last week – did not bother to arrive at the gate.


The checkpoints are conducted efficiently and in a sort of relaxed confidence, as if this is the way things should be.


Some of the children of Tura took a shortcut through the vehicles inspection post and the soldiers weren't bothered by that. If only those checkpoints were normal border passages handled by two sovereignties, one could even commend the way they operate. We do not mean to fall into the trap of the appearance of normalcy because nothing is normal over here. Still, some humanitarian acts happen here, mostly by the organization  "The Way to Healing," established by Yuval Rott, with whom we are always glad to cooperate, as we did this time.