Azzun, Beit Iba, Tue 27.11.07, Afternoon
Beit Iba -14.00 – 17.00
The building is continuing, the noise is unbearable, the passage through is very difficult and we stand in an uncomfortable place so as to watch. 10 cars, mainly trucks at the entrance to Nablus. At the other checkpint two checking areas and a humanitarian line. The pressure is great and because of the building the exit is allowed with intervals which makes the waiting even longer and more difficult.
5 detainees who tried to slip through and who are freed after about half an hour.
The commander was impatient with us and did not allow us to stand near the turnstiles. When we asked to speak to the representative of the DCO it appeared that he was helping with the checking and the commander did not allow us to speak to him.
Towards the end of our shift a bus driver came up to us and said that he had been waiting for three hours in the lines. We managed to get to the DCO representative who promised to deal with this and truly the line began to move a bit faster.
16.45 10 cars at the entrance to Nablus.
Azzun was open.