Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Lea R., Translation: Yael Bassis-Student


05:20 – 07:00 Barta'a-Rihan checkpoint

 The checkpoint is lively. Loaded cabs, workers awaiting transportation, people come out of the terminal quickly, but it still seems crowded. People tell us: " Today it's ok. Yesterday wasn't as good". I even received a

special invitation – come tomorrow, not only just once a week.


I overhear that someone is being sent to the DCO; he can't go through.

I'm approached by the security officer, who appears courteous and friendly. It seems that his main concern is that all would work by the book. He says that in order to expedite passage another computer is needed and they expect to receive it soon.

,Regarding the necessity of the fence, this checkpoint, the occupation and the terrible harm it brings to us all and any chance for the future – we were unable to convince one another.


07:10 – 07:30 Tura-Shaked checkpoint   

The place is active.  Many people had gone through. A young man tells me that usually he comes with his brother, mornings and evenings, but his brother is always being delayed. "They say that according to the computer's records he did not return (after going into the Seam Line zone) but we always return together".

Sounds familiar, doesn't it?,