Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Sheikh Saed
6:20 Sheikh Saed
Crossing is relatively fast; almost no children.
A couple with a baby arrive. The father shows documents, and an argument begins. After the exchange the mother continues on her way, the father and baby are turned back. He returns later with another fellow.
Two youths who reached the magnometer decide to turn back. Perhaps they understood that today's criteria will not allow them to cross.
Construction of the wall continues and will soon close off the neighbourhood entirely.
A police vehicle in the parking lot stands opposite the remaining open sliver at the edge of the new wall. Amazing how the strongest power in the Middle East is still unable to close this narrow "crack".
A pair of policemen check the documents of one of the drivers. A green ID is taken away for a check. We don't know the upshot.
At the checkpoint we meet a team of ecumenicals.
Not many at the checkpoint, and almost no children.
The middle corridor is not operative.