'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Ruti K. and Hanah H.


06:30  Anin checkpoint

The site is still closed and soldiers are nowhere to be seen.

At 06:35 a vehicle carrying soldiers arrives but they are unable to open the gate. Finally it opens at 06:45. The first group of workers gets out at 06:50. By 07:00 4 tractors and 20 workers had gone through and there are more awaiting passage.


One of those crossing the checkpoint told us that on a rainy day he and his sons had returned to Anin through the Reihan passage (by doing so they avoided waiting till the afternoon for the Anin checkpoint to open) and for that his passage permit and his sons' were confiscated.


07:05 – Shaked-Tura checkpoint

The site is open but not operable. At 07:10 40 people from the West Bank are let inside. There is no crowding by the turnstyle.

The school principal ,who had arrived at 7:00, enters inspection at 07:15 and goes through immediately.

At 07:18 workers from the West Bank start exiting into the Seam Line zone.


07:25  Heavy traffic of vehicles on both sides. Passage is quick.


07:35  Barta'a-Reihan checkpoint   

At this time the upper car park is practically vacant. Workers employed in Barta'a go up the sleeveinfo-icon. Inside the terminal only one window is open. The female soldier  argues with a person whose brother is hospitalized at the Shiba hospital, and who is holding a passage permit to visit him. Peopel coming out tell us that he crosses daily from Reihan but today she won't allow him to go through and he was forced to go back.