'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked, Ya'bed-Dotan

Observers: 
Netta Golan and Rachel Weizman (reporting). Translation: Yael Bassis-Student
Sep-1-2014
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Afternoon

 

14:50 A'aneen checkpoint  

Three tractors, two of which loaded with junk, and a few men waited for the gate to open at 15:00. After a slight delay two military vehicles arrived. No one was in a hurry. The checkpoint opened for business at 15:15, and everyonel had gone through following a papers' check

 

15:35 Tura-Shaked checkpoint

 There was hardly any traffic, as usual at this time of day at that checkpoint.

 

Netta gave the telephone number of the Center for THE Protection of Human Rights to thE person who had approached her FOR assistance in renewing his agriculture passage permit.

 

16:00 We crossed to the Palestinian side. The lower car park was full of cars. We then drove in the direction of Mevoh Dotan and noticed that the shortcut road to Ya'abed was still closed and locked with a yellow gate, installed by the army in their

effort to limit movement of Palestinians.

 

Ya'abed-Dotan checkpoint

There was heavy traffic on both directions. Soldiers  asked who we were and what were we doing there. Netta explained  about "MachsomWatch" organization.

A few cars were inspected. Passengers of one taxi were asked to get out for inspection.

On our way back we drove in the direction of Hermesh where passage is free and there are no soldiers.

 

Barta'a checkpoint

The female security person at the booth asked for our IDs and told us to open the car's trunk, She claimed that those were the regulations.

At 17:00 we went down to the terminal through the fenced lane (the sleeveinfo-icon). There was heavy traffic in the direction of the West Bank, of workers returning home.

There were hardly any people crossing into the Seam Line zone.

 

17:25  We left.