Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked, Sat 28.9.13, Morning
Tura Shaked 7:30-8:20
As soon as we arrived a resident of Tura approached us. This morning, in time for the harvest, he was on his way to work in the olive orchard and with him was his 13-year-old son. The child was turned back. We started an investigation. The conclusion was that “authority ruled the child would not pass through, and no District Coordination Office (DCO) could help us – since the law was the law!!! The reason: the father has a permit for “5 to 9”, i.e., it enables him to work in the seam line zone but the children listed in his permit are not authorized to work. We received the same answer from the District Coordination Office (DCO). We sent the full details of this case to Hannah in Ramat Gan.
The olive harvest has begun. There is traffic in both directions and passage is swift.
Barta’a Reihan Checkpoint 8:30-9:30
As usual, there is traffic in both directions and passage is pretty swift. Today the people are saying it’s “a good day”. In answer to our “is there any problem” question, one person replies “every checkpoint is a problem. THE problem”. And so it is.