Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked, Sun 6.10.13, Morning
Daylight Saving Time is already over in the West Bank, which causes some changes at the checkpoints; for instance, we have not seen pupils and teachers going to school and traffic at the checkpoint was significantly lighter than usual.
We are told that at the Shaked checkpoint they still do not allow passage of olive pickers . Perhaps that would change in three days.
A resident of A'aneen, whose wife and children live at Daher-el-Malec, has a permit to cross at this checkpoint and not only at A'aneen, which opens only once a week.
Workers begin passing through. Again we hear complaints that there are not enough olive picking permits.
All is quiet.
7:25 We leave.
The car park is very full. Apparently merchants , at Barta'a, open their stores according to the Israeli clock.
Only two cabs wait at this early morning hour for passengers from the Seam Line zone, who travel to the West Bank.
8 trucks await inspection.
We do not wait too long because we have to take Allie to Rambam hospital.