'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Leah Reichman, Netta Golan (reporting)


06:30 Anin checkpoint

We're on time; the soldiers are not. After 10 minutes we call the DCO to find out the cause and at this very moment the DCO white van pulls over to tell us that the soldiers' vehicle is broken and they are awaiting an alternative vehicle. Keys to the gatesinfo-icon are in the soldiers' hands.


07:00 Soldiers with a female military police officer arrive on site and open the gate.


07:05  The first person goes through. There are a dozen more waiting. Three tractors cross.

Three girls of the Bedouin family who lives not too far from the checkpoint are waiting for transportation to their school at Um-Rihan.


07:20 Tura-Shaked checkpoint  

Schoolchildren arrive and go through to their school At Tura (on the Palestinian side).

Workers cross over to Seam Line zone.

A few cars drive through on both directions.


07:40 Barta'a-Rihan checkpoint

 The car park on the Palestinian side is full.

We drive Alie and his mother for treatments at RamBam hospital, as we've been doing for several years. We don't stop at the vehicles' inspection post. Alie and his mother are known to all and we proceed quickly.