'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Clair and Leah. Translation: Yael Bassis-Student


6:05 Anin checkpoint

 Soldiers are already on site. The first to walk out is the tractor driver, followed by 2 people on foot and a young fellow about whose attire some soldiers had reservations (it did not look like work clothes). According to him, he leaves his work clothes at his field and leaves his house dressed normally. He wishes to appear respectable.

One person came out of inspection saying that his passage permit was annulled  and he had reinstate it only with the help of an attorney from Jerusalem.


A father and his son come out. Alltogether about 10 people had crossed.


6:40  The soldiers close the gatesinfo-icon after the DCO vehicle  drives through.


6:50 Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint

We met our old friend B. He tells us that this morning he was kept to a "closed room" for 3/4 of an hour.

At the exit from the checkpoint there are many people, mostly youths, waiting for transportation to work. According to them it has taken them 10 minutes to 45 minutes to cross.

The lower car park is still under construction but some vehicles are parked there.

7:30  - We leave.


7:40 Tura-Shaked checkpoint  

We are told that the site has opened at 7:00 but the computers are out of order, thus passage is slow. What else is new?

Vehicles go by fast on both sides.


8:15 We leave and drive over to the nearby village of Daher-el-Malec, which is still not connected to electricity. We meet the village leader, who brings a family member for translation. Clair collects relevant data with the hope of taking care of the matter. In the meantime they use generators for a few hours at night.

This happens in Israel of 2014!


9:00   We left.