'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked
6:50 Anin checkpoint
A military vehicle with soldiers leaves the checkpoint, and the soldiers tell us they are planning to return in a short while. Schoolchildren are waiting under the shed for their
ride to Tura.
07:05 – The soldiers return and the checkpoint opens for business at 07:10.
About 50 people go through as well as 5 tractors. One tractor is delayed for a rather long time and at the end is sent back. As it turns out some of the olive grove owners employ workers from Um-el-Rihan during the harvest season and pay them with olive oil, but today soldiers are not allowing oil containers to be taken through (not even a single can) into the Seam Line zone.
We are told that not all olive grove owners had received the one-month agricultural passage permit. It appears that those who were late in applying for the permit had received a permit for only 8-15 days.
At the time we've reported of a resident of A'anin whose passage permit, from Tura, has been confiscated because he arrived there with an Israeli vehicle. In the meantime he received a new permit, valid for three months.
8:00 – Shaked-Tura checkpoint
,People come out of the terminal through the sleeve and continue to the upper car park on their way to Barta'a and to the Shahak industrial zone.
Passage at this time of day is swift.