15:20 – 16:40
15:20 Tura-Shaked checkpoint
Vehicles loaded with goods and passengers cross over from the West Bank into the Seam Line zone. Not too many workers return to Tura from their work at the Seam Line zone. A resident of the Seam Line zone came over to ask why he was allowed to take is old washing machine to the West Bank but is denied bringing a new one through this very same checkpoint.
15:40 Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint
Worker walk down the sleeve. When they hear that all Biometric machines are in order we can hear a sigh of relief "Thank the Lord for the working machines". The stream of returning workers increases but passage is still in good order and quick. M. who works on site overlooks the procedure and talks with us gladly of the improvements at this checkpoint this afternoon.
About 20 men and women return from Jenin to Barta'a.