Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Sheikh Saed
6:15 Sheikh Saed
Passage of children and adults is flowing. One man is refused.
To the left of the checkpoint, earthworks are in progress in the direction of the wadi towards Suwaharra checkpoint. Encarcerating people behind the wall continues -- a prominent sign says "for the benefit of the residents."
A military vehicle stands near a breach in the wall -- there are signs the breach is being blocked.
In front of the first turnstile we watch the female soldiers inside the checking booth. They're absorbed in something that seems to be a film on their smart phone. Meanwhile the turnstile is locked and no one crosses. Apparently our point of observation did not please the authorities and someone was sent to get rid of us.
At the checkpoint itself 2 corridors are active (are they busy with a smartphone at the third?).
Lines are short, people cross one by one.
A routine morning