'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked,

Yocheved g. Hanah H.


Translation: Yael Bassis-Student


12:55 A'aneen checkpoint

The place was vacant and the soldiers were preparing to close. One person who has arrived at the same time as we was not  allowed through.

As it turned out, today the site opened earlier, from 12:00 to 13:00 and would reopen at 15:30 until 17:00. There are no fixed hours but as the military police female soldier said, "They know".


13:20 Shaked checkpoint  

20 school children arrive in a van from their school at Ya'abed and cross immediately to Daher-el-Malecwith no inspection.

Trucks go through from the West Bank. Cars with passengers pass on both sides without delays.


14:00 Rihan checkpoint

 Students and second shift workers cross into the Seam Line zone. Morning workers begin returning home.

At 14:30 the seamstresses arrive and go through immediately.


14:45  A'aneen checkpoint

 It had started raining and all the olive pickers and their vehicles arrive at the gate, awaiting its opening. They complain that on Fridays and Saturdays the checkpoint does not open.