Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim)

Observers: 
Tzvia Sh., Rachel A. (reporting)
Feb-28-2014
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Morning

 

5:00 the checkpoint opens

There is much pressure at the direction of the gate, but the number of people waiting to cross is smaller than usual.

Women wait for the women's gate to open, for the time being it is closed. Our call to the DCO and the Civil Administration

does not get it open either. The women cross over to the general waiting area and within a short time enter the checkpoint.

The line is moving.

We leave at 5:45.

It would sound like an "easy day", but the truth is that we detect the usual tension in the expression on the faces of those

who cross. It is the familiar sign of fearing to lose a day's work since the gate was opened an hour late.