Bethlehem, Thu 29.11.07, Morning

RAchel F., NOra B. (reporting)
5:15 – 7:30
As early as 5:15 transits with Palestinians pass on Hebron Road.

Rachel Crossing –Palestinian Side:
many people arrive but there is no line in the corridor which looks like a cage. The Ecumenical observers told us that the checkpoint opened today at 5:00 which explains why there is no special pressure. In general, they report, during the last days the crossing has been smooth.

Rachel Crossing – Israeli side:
7:00 – Five windows open. There are no long lines. We met again the Ecumenical observer who told us there was a line before the metal detectors and it took her 25 minutes to cross.