Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Observers: 
Rachella H., Noa L. (reporting)
Jan-17-2015
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Morning

 

 

0730-0800 Tura- Shaked  

The checkpoint is open and people cross fast on both sides. There is no line in front of the turnstyle. Those coming out say that passage is swift. There are only a few crossing over today, apparently due to the inclement weather, or for other reasons. It appears that the checkpoint opened on time and there were no delays.

 

0810 – 0835 Barta'a-Reihan

The coffee peddler says that things are ok now but the boy who's been helping him is no longer allowed there. We can see a long, crowded line in front of the terminal's window. The stream of those coming out is thin. But all of a sudden, as if a magic wand has been waved, the stream grows faster and faster.

Explanations for this sudden change vary. Some report spending up to two hours inside the terminal and others only half an hour. Right now passage seems quick.

 

Later we learn of a camerainfo-icon inside the inspection chambers which photographs each person and causes delays . This is new to us since we have no access to those rooms. Is there anyone who knows what this is all about? Is there anything we can do about it?