Tura/Shaked, Ya'abed/Dotan, Barta'a/Reikhan, Sun 10.3.13, Afternoon

Ruti T., Yochi A. (reporting)

Translation: Yael Bassis-Student


15:15 Tura -Shaked checkpoint

A company of soldiers visits the checkpoint. A group of women and children crosses into the West Bank. We go all the up the sleeveinfo-icon without being stopped. We talk with the female soldier. Few people go through the checkpoint.


15:50 – We leave. On the way home we leave a bag of clothes at the village of Amreecha.


16:05 Ya'abed-Dotan checkpoint

There is a line of waiting cars on both sides of the checkpoint .Usually there are no inspections nor delays here. Cars are delayed today for a rather long period of time. Soldiers inspect every other car. Only one car goes through at a time. We are not used to seeing such long lines at this checkpoint. Usually vehicles cross in no time. All of a sudden the situation changes and the soldiers let drivers go through without inspection. Cars from area A waited 15 minutes. Again some vehicles are stopped for questioning, especially cars coming from the West Bank.

We are told that 3 exits/entrances at the village of Ya'abed are blocked; one person reported waiting an hour to get through.

16:50– We leave.


17:00 Barta'a-Reihan checkpoint

We went down the sleeve to the terminal. The turnstile works non-stop and everyone crosses. Two windows are open. An illegal alien is detained, sitting on the bench at the entrance.


17:30 We leave.