Bethlehem (300)


As we approach there are very few cars and only a few people outside, this feels unlike the usual crowding, which often makes it difficult to even enter the CP. A representative of the Ecumenical volunteers is standing just outside of the CP.  She said the security guard asked her to stand there.  I invited her to stand inside with us, which she did.  She said this same guard is always argumentative and that she was too tired to answer back.

2 windows are already open. She checked the number of people who have passed. Only 3,000 passed today, about half of the usual number.

The carrousel at window1 is still broken. This is the third week in a row.  Some men jump over it!  Many just struggle, trying to figure out what the problem is.  This, of course, considerably slows down the passage.