Bethlehem (300)

Rahel Margalit





As we approach the CP there is a river of men coming out of the exit.  Indeed, the door is open and the men pass through after showing their permits to the soldier standing there.  Four checking stations also are open and functioning.  Suddenly there is a slow down and apparently one man has taken the interest of the soldier checking.  He is wearing an Israeli military jacket.  After a few minutes this man is asked to

stand and wait in the entrance hall.  After five minutes the head of the CP (a policeman who is very friendly to us) comes out, speaks to him a few moments and the man is free to leave.  The head of the CP tells us that he asked him where he got the jacket.  The answer was "from a garbage container" and so nothing more was done about it.

5,750 people passed this morning.