Bethlehem (300)

Clair Oren



9:50 to 11:15


Many Palestinians, men, women and children are passing.


Most of the time 4 and even 5 windows are open and one can pass without standing inline for too long. But obviously, the way from the entrance of the checkpoint on the Palestinian side to the exit takes by far too long. People do not complain. Some smile, others swallow a curse, most are in a rush to the bus.


The soldiers at the windows are quiet.


But the security guard is vocal and demonstrates his hatred and disgust while talking to a tourist guide who waits for his group to return from Bethlehem. 


I didn't see any one who was prevented from passing this morning.