Arriving at 05:00 we were amazed at the huge empty & silent hall. The EAPPI representative confirmed things had been moving swiftly & efficiently. There were 3 turnstiles open & no lines. In all my machsom experiences I have never seen a morning go so smoothly & quietly. There were the usual numbers of people going through, but the gates were opened frequently before lines could form. People passing through were relaxed & grateful. I went to compliment the staff on their amazing job...but they too had changed shift & disappeared too quickly & silently for me to catch them!
We left at 06:30, leaving an empty hall