יום א' 21.10.07, בוקר
Dvora S. and Hanna H.
Reihan, Shaked, A'anin, Old Barta'a, Jalameh
7:00 - 9:00
Shaked CP - 7:00
The gate is open and on the side of the West Bank, about 15 people are waiting to go through the inspection hut one by one. The younger pupils go through to the West Bank in pairs and their schoolbags are inspected by the soldiers.
The teachers go through the inspection hut one by one.
Some cars, a donkey and a tractor go through quickly after an external inspection.
Those going through complain only about the fact that the gate was opened late.
We leave at 7:30.
Reihan CP - 7:40
The men and women workers have already gone through from the West Bank to the seamline zone and to Israel, and they they have gone to their rides to work.
People arrive from the West Bank and go through slowly but in a fixed rhythm - the older adults go through immediately and the younger people are put through the inspection rooms at the side (nos. 1 and 2), but are released quickly. We are told that the men's passage has also improved in the morning.
Some of the women still complain about the long delay which makes their ride to work late even for those who emerge from the CP quickly.
A bus and taxis with passengers arrive from Barta'a (in the seamline zone). The passengers get out in order to go through the terminal and to undergo inspection there. In a few minutes they connect with the cars that have also gone through. The inspection of the taxis that arrive from the West Bank takes longer. Inspection of cars without passengers takes about 15 minutes; plastic bags are taken from the cars by the local porters for inspection in the closed compound.
In the vehicle CP: the first three pickup trucks are released at 7:45 and three more enter immediately. In the Palestinian parking lot another 5 vehicles with piles of eggs are waiting. At 8:40 three additional vehicles enter the compound. Thus, inspection in the compound takes 45 minutes.
The area of the CP is developing and every week there are new plants and new paths.