'Anata-Shu'afat, Abu Dis, Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Sheikh Saed, Thu 13.6.13, Morning

Rahel M., Michaela R. (reporting)





Sheikh Saed

A line of about a dozen; checking is slow.  4 were prevented from crossing.

Few children crossing.

Olive Terminal

The new wall reaches from the parking lot to near the bottom passage to Az-Za'ayyem.  The breach in the barbed wire expands, serving those on their way to Jerusalem. 
Does anyone still believe that the function of the wall is security?

Inside, the lines are short, almost no children.


Busy traffic in the parking lot.

In the pedestrian checkpoint, one male and one female soldier are entertaining themselves with their cell-phones; even their breakfast -- on full display -- fails to get their attention.  Once in a while one of them raises his eyes and gestures towards the next in line to pass.