Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Yocheved G.,Hanah H. (reporting). Translation: Yael Bassis-Student


15:30 Shaked-Tura checkpoint  

Sparse traffic of both pedestrians and of vehicles.

In the shed on the side of the Seam Line zone a resident of Turastands with 4 cartons of dry food and cloths – all for charity for the Ramadan. Tura is a Palestinian village on the other side of the checkpoint. Her cousin from Barta'a had brought the packages to the checkpoint and her husband who has a passage permit is waiting in his car on the Tura side of the fence. How can she carry all that and cross the checkpoint?


;Five soldiers, who had completed their shift,stop on their way down and ask what the woman's problem was after consulting with their commander they pick up the boxes and walk with her to the checkpoint. She crosses over within 5 minutes.


16:00 Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint  

There is traffic of families on both sides.

At 16:30, heavier traffic of workers returning home from Israel and from the Seam Line zone begins.

Passage is swift.


Those who had crossed in the morning from the Yirtach checkpoint at the center of the West Bank (A point from which Palestinians workers enter Israel), we're told that it is still crowded. Those who cross at the Jalama checkpoint sound more pleased.