Bethlehem (300)

Clair Oren, Translation: Naomi Gal

9:00 to 10:45


Only 2 open windows. A line of waiting people is formed time and again. The checking is thorough and there is no leniency whatsoever. 

A woman and two men were refused entry. They did not argue, probably knowing they had no permit and that they are not old enough for the right to pass without permit (age 50). 

The security Guard was the one who required the opening of an additional window. Two female border-guards came out and the higher ranking officer reprimanded him saying it is not his job to intervene. His response: "My job is to make sure the passage goes smoothly" but all he got was a curse. 

Many children passed today and many men and women greeted: Sabah el Hir!" (Good morning)