Bethlehem (300), Fri 28.6.13, Morning
9:00 to 11:00
At the beginning of the shift, 3 windows are open, then 4 and at the end of the shift only 2; a large group of soldiers went out to eat.
There is hardly any waiting in line, not on the Israeli side and probably not on the Palestinian side. One woman came out with her young son and suddenly noticed her missing ring - apparently having forgotten it on the checking sleeve on the Palestinian side. She returned there with her son and within 8 minutes was back on the Israeli side with the ring.
Nobody was turned back today. Children passed as well and were running happily toward freedom.
Ramadan is in two weeks time