Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked, Wed 14.8.13, Afternoon
Translation: Yael Bassis-Student
16:20 – Tura-Shaked checkpoint
Workers return from work in the Seam Line zone. They say that the morning passage was slow because there were new soldiers were stationed and they were in the process of learning the routine. Workers ask that the gates would open earlier than 0700.
There are people who return from Jenin, passage takes 5 minutes.
A resident of Daher-el-Malec who had returned in his own vehicle tells us that for two years now he is unable to register his new vehicle in the computer, thus causing him difficulties when he crosses at the Shaked-Tura checkpoint, despite his right as a resident of the Seam Line zone to cross in his vehicle.
17:00 Barta'a-Rihan checkpoint
There is a fast stream of workers returning to the West Bank. There is no need for inspection and passage is without any delays at the turnstile outside the terminal. Only people who arrive from Jenin on their way to the Seam Line zone go through the terminal.
Workers who crossed in the morning atthe Sha'ar Ephraim gate report of great crowding over there.