Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim)

Yonah M., Edith M. (reporting); Baruch M. (guest)

3:50 We arrived. No one had come through the checkpoint yet, but as we approached the fence we saw that the gatesinfo-icon were open and people were entering the facility.

3:54 The first people passed through. One man told us today was good.

3:58 Two people we chose to watch for passed through, eight minutes after they entered.

4:03 A third man came through, who entered together with the first two - it took him 13 minutes.

4:12 At the entrance, a number of men used the women's line. The guard on the loudspeaker told them to stand aside because they should not have used that line. However, they still got into the building before the men's lines opened again, and since the guard spoke mainly in Hebrew, just a few words of Arabic, we weren't sure how much effect he had on the men.

4:20 - 4:24 Two men we watched passed through in 8 - 12 minutes.

4:28 - 4:30 The gates closed for two minutes.

4:45 We timed two more men, who passed through in 9 - 15 minutes.

4:50 We left.