15;00 Shaked-Tura checkpoint
The checkpoint is quiet. Only two civilians are repairing the generator and a Palestinian worker sweeps the area.
At 15:20 A few vehicles arrive and cross over. Most of them are from the Seam Line zone.
Passage is swift.
15:45 Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint
A resident of East Barta'a tells us that he is married to an Israeli woman from Um-el-Fachem. He has two children but all he gets are short term permits to stay with his family. We explain the abolition of the law of family unification.
At all times there is a stream of workers returning home to the West Bank. Passage is quick and uneventful, now but workers
report of a problematic passage in the morning from Yirtach as well as from Rihan.