Jaba (Lil), Qalandiya

Observers: 
Natanya G. and Phyllis (reporting)
Oct-20-2014
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Afternoon

We arrived at Qalandiya at 3:40 PM after inching our way through the traffic jam at the southern CP entrance.  Unusually, traffic in the opposite direction at the northern CP entrance, coming from Ramallah, was much lighter.  We observed a long line in the passageway dedicated to bus passengers.  There were very few people in the pedestrian CP and three passageways were operating for much of the time so that waiting times were short.  No one was waiting in the DCO passageway.  No unusual events occurred during our shift.  We left the CP at 4:45 PM.  At Lil CP we saw soldiers examining the contents of a car they had stopped on the side of the road.  There was a huge traffic jam on Route 60 near Adam settlement that affected only Palestinians as Israeli cars were moving freely along the new by-pass road.