ברטעה-ריחן, טורה-שקד, יעבד-דותן
15.30 Tura-Shaked checkpoint
The area was quiet, as usual. There was crowding on the other side. One of those coming out told us (Rutie T. spoke to him in Arabic) that schoolchildren wanted to cross, and were inspected. After they had passed through we left, at 15.55.
16.05 Ya’abed-Dotan checkpoint
Cars passed through the checkpoint in both directions without any problems. Two cars which passed from the East to the West, from Zone A to Zone C, were stopped and the passengers’ IDs were examined. All the cars passed through within a few minutes. Two Reserve soldiers approached us and told us that at this time of day there is a bit more pressure because many people are returning from work. Another Reserve soldier, a settler from the Kedumim settlement, wanted to know what our goal was. He spoke amiably and was genuinely interested.
The parking lot was filled to the brim. We went down to the terminal together with many workers who were returning from work, on their way to their homes in the West-Bank. Two inspection machines were working in the terminal and we were told that two inspection stations inside were not working. However, passage through the checkpoint was at a reasonable pace.
17.00 We left