Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Ruthi T., Hassida S., (Reporting) Translation: Bracha B.A.

Reihan – Barta'a 06:30

People are moving through the sleeveinfo-icon.  The lower parking lot still has some space left.  The improvised prayer corner is now fixed up with two prayer rugs, but people are hurrying past to enter the terminal.  The restrooms are relatively clean, but the doors are not locked.   We noted that one person entered through the sleeve and came out again at the upper exit after 10 minutes.   There is a new coffee vendor at the end of the sleeve.  There are 13 trucks loaded with agricultural produce from the West Bank waiting to be checked.    Meanwhile, several cars are being checked in the upper inspection facility.

Shaked – Tura Checkpoint 07:03

The first person came out at 07:08.  The next came out two minutes later and the third two minutes after that.   A car crossed from the West bank to the seamline zone.  After that people crossed more quickly.
The garbage container is overflowing and the entire area is covered with litter.  We asked a woman soldier from the checkpoint in an army jeep who is responsible for cleaning up the area.  She explained that the regional council was responsible.  We were not aware that the checkpoint belongs to any regional council.  Who is responsible for the area?  Most of the garbage in the container is the remains of army rations.  The Palestinians don't keep the area clean, either.  Who will clean up?

08:00 – We drove back to Reihan – Barta'a to take Ali to Rambam Hospital.