The checkpoint is quite deserted. Only a few cross, fast and without delays, among them a father and his child who go straight to work at the tobacco field adjacent to the checkpoint.
We could not figure out the reason for the small number of people at the gate today.
08:10 – 09:00 Barta'a- Rihan
Here it is busy, as usual. A second coffee peddler was standing at the entrance to the sleeve, so we purchased one cup from him and one from our old acquaintance. Those coming out say that today passage is swift and there are no delays. "It happens only when you are here, you should come every day". It is unlikely that we have such influence but still, it's nice to hear…..
Two windows are open and in fact we do not see a line inside nor do we see one outside at the entrance to the terminal.
On the road, there is a line of commercial vehicles that are waiting for passage tomorrow, on Sunday. We have not seen that before.
In anticiation of the upcoming holidays the checkpoint is decorated with Israeli flags. Usually states and organizations hoist flags as a token of pride for their achievements, and here, probably, is another source of Israeli pride – the checkpoints.