Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked, Ya'bed-Dotan

Observers: 
Rachela T., Neta Golan, Idit B. (Reporting) Translation: Bracha B.A.
14/05/2015
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Morning

A'anin Agricultural Checkpoint (See Photo, inspection at the center of the checkpoint)

We arrived at the checkpoint at 06:35, and the soldiers arrive at the same time and open the checkpoint.  They are "fashionably late" and the gate opens at 06:42.   We saw people at the upper gate of the checkpoint only a few minutes after that.  Crossing is relatively slow.  About 15 people, two tractors, and one horse cross the checkpoint before it closes at 07:15.  For the first time we see soldiers talking briefly to the Bedouin girls from the nearby village.

 

Tura – Shaked Checkpoint, 07:25

There is a constant flow of cars and people crossing that gradually decreases.  The garbage can at the entrance is overflowing.

Reihan – Barta'a Checkpoint, 08:05

We entered the upper sleeveinfo-icon and saw that only one inspection position was operating.  There was a constant flow of people and we were told that there was no delay.  There was an army vehicle parked at the road from Emricha to Yaabed as usual.

 

Yaabed – Dotan Checkpoint

The positions at the checkpoint are manned and cars slow down as they approach, but traffic is flowing.   The soldiers warn us that there are security warnings in the area and that we should leave.

 

Hermesh Checkpoint (second photo on the right)

The checkpoint is not manned, as in the past few years, and traffic is moving through.