ברטעה-ריחן, טורה-שקד, יעבד-דותן
Vera (photographer), Yochi (reporting)
15:10 Tura-Shaked checkpoint
A pleasant day. The overflowing waste container and the filth all around ruin the view.
The military checkpoint is upholstered in trash.
Traffic is very light. Only two cars, in one small children are waiting for the driver to return from inspection. One car arrives from the direction of the West Bank.
A Jeep with soldiers arrives and goes back.
One man waits for a friend from Um-el-Fachem.
Two women who appear to be exams supervisors, or students, go through quickly.
Passage is swift and smooth.
A donkey arrives, harnessed to a buggy, carrying a woman and four children; the gate opens and they all go through without inspection, towards the second gate on the Tura side.
15:35 We leave.
15:40 Dotan-Ya'abed checkpoint
The checkpoint is unmanned and traffic streams along without delays. A few people wave at us.
We see a soldier at the top of the guard tower.
16:00 We leave.
16:15 Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint.
The trunk of our car is being inspected, despite the fact that the female guard knows us.
We go down the sleeve with many workers who return home at this time. One of them tells us that he must rise at 03:00, gets to Israel through the Taibe checkpoint, which is very busy, and returns home through Rihan. A very long day of driving in circles.
There are two inspection posts, one by the turnstile and the second is around the corner.
People go through quickly. The drinking water facility is working.
16:45 We left.