'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked
14:50 Anin checkpoint
On our way to the checkpoint we see cows wondering among olive trees, eating branches. Only four tractors wait to cross into the village. Farmer said that this morning there were no more than four pedestrians, erhaps due to the rain.
We've reported of the damage done by the cows but people don't bother to kick them away.
Soldiers are already on site, for some reason they are a little late in opening the gates.
15:20 The few who were waiting crossed over. Another person showed up on foot. We left. The checkpoint area is filthy. Part of it is the muddy clothes we bring to Anin residents, which the soldiers do not allow them to take inside. Today's used clothing bags which we had brought were allowed through.
As usual, there is hardly any traffic.
15:50 Barta'a-Rihan checkpoint
A blue awning was stretched by the upper car park to shade the bench and the water fountain. A young fellow prays in the shed. A resident of Barta'a calls us from his fancy car. He is denied passage by the General Security Services (Shabak) and complains that we haven't helped him. We have already given him the wonderful Sylvia's telephone but he has yet to contact her.
We go down the sleeve to the terminal's entrance. Workers returning from work greet us. One holds a box with holes in it, containing a dove.
A few cross to the Seam Line zone.
16:30 We leave a well-groomed checkpoint.