Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Vera, Yocheved Translation: Yael Bassis-Student


15:40 Tura-Shaked checkpoint

A little traffic. A pickup truck which stood at the center of the checkpoint was ordered to go back because the driver had no permit to bring in an apparatus for a children's playground.


One Palestinian waits for his wife, an Israeli Arab who lives in Um-el-Fachem. He himself continues to reside in the West Bank because he was not allowed to move in with her. He meets her in Jenin. The crazy life of those living on two different sides of the wall.


16:15 Barta'a-Rihan checkpoint

 Wow. A miracle! The Kiosk owned by a Jewish settler from Hermesh, which was built in the middle of the fenced passage (the sleeveinfo-icon) leading to and from the terminal, is now open from the inside. At this time, when all are hurrying home after a day's work, and it is hot,  who would buy coffee?  And when we walked out of the sleeve we noticed that the Kiosk had closed. So why did it open in the first place? The God of the settlers might hold the answer……

Many workers return from work. It seems that today there are  more of them  than ever. Many complain about the Jalama checkpoint, that it does not function well  in the morning.