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

Observers: 
Roni S., Idit B., (Reporting) Translation: Bracha B.A.
Aug-24-2015
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Morning

A'anin Checkpoint

06:25 – There is a vehicle from the Liaison and Coordination Administration and a military vehicle that continues on its patrol.  At 06:40 another army vehicle arrives carrying soldiers who open the checkpoint.   The first two tractors drive through at 06:50.   There is a lot of traffic through the checkpoint, perhaps in preparation for the olive harvest.  Five tractors and two dozen people cross.  Roni reminds people to ask for permits now so they will have them in time for the olive harvest.  We left at 07:15 while a man and his son attempted to cross but the son had no permit.

 07:25 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

We were told that until now the only people who crossed were the school children.  It is their first day of school and they crossed to the seamline zone.  We hear a commotion from the area of the turnstile and one person tells us that "there is a war going on there."  The computer is working slowly and eventually the soldiers started making lists on paper as they have done recently. At 07:45 Roni called the Liaison and Coordination Administration to report the delay and was told that they know about the problem and are taking care of it.  

At 07:55 people with 00 permits are told they can cross without waiting in line, and about 10 cross immediately.  We left at 08:05 and there were still people waiting next to the turnstile. 

Reihan – Barta'a Checkpoint

08:15 – People are coming out of the sleeveinfo-icon on the seamline zone side and report that it takes about 10 minutes to cross the checkpoint.   There are about 5 trucks waiting for the vehicle inspection.  People waiting in the area where the taxis stand ask us to try and intervene to get a water cooler installed.  During the afternoon the water in the present drinking fountain is too hot to drink.