Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked, Sun 6.10.13, Morning

Chasida and Yochie (reporting), Translation: Yael B.


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.


7:00  Shaked-Tura

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.


7:35  Rihan-Barta'a  

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.