Qalandiya

Place: 
Observers: 
Orit Dekel, Ofra Teneh, Michal Wiener (reporting); Translator: Charles K.
15/08/2014
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Morning

 

When we arrived at 09:00 the parking lot was still closed.  The owner of the coffee stand told us that causes traffic jams.  The checkpoint was almost empty; occasionally a few people came.

 

Among those we met were two women who’d come from Qalqilya, one with a sick babyinfo-icon a few months old.  As usual, there were rasping, unintelligible announcements over the loudspeaker, and the area was filthy.  People crossing were especially welcoming to us.  It was encouraging.