'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Irtah, Thu 29.11.07, Morning
Irtah - 06:50
The checkpoint is bustling with activity; fruit picking is at its peak and the laborers are pleased.
Ar-Ras - 07:00
Time for changing shifts. The soldiers are on reserve duty, and most of them are wearing yarmulkes. The children's school bus goes through smoothly. Traffic is sparse.
Anabta - 07:50
Reserve duty soldiers, religious. A queue begins to form at the exit. To my query whether inspections are random, the soldier responds: "what does it matter." IDs of those in Israeli cars are inspected.
There's a change of shifts; the queue at the exit grows to 15 cars; IDs are inspected at random. A man who arrives wearing a coat is asked to lift it up.