Container (Wadi Nar), Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Thu 22.8.13, Morning
6:15 Olive Terminal
Entrance to the parking lot is blocked by vehicles of the security forces. We were told preparations were under way for construction of the wall. At this hour only one truck was parked there, whereas on other days there are dozens of buses, minibuses and private vehicles. No reasons were given.
Public transportation had to crowd at the bottom, forcing people to walk, and creating chaos.
The work of mending the road has not been completed.
We parked by the grocery shop. A pair of border policemen, accompanied by a pack of dogs, prowled around. They complained to us about the dogs who followed them.
At the checkpoint the soldiers were absorbed in their private business and the vehicles went through without inspection, except for one taxi which was delayed briefly.