Reihan, Shaked, Wed 12.12.07, Morning

Observers: 
Vivienne, Nava
Dec-12-2007
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Morning
007:50 Shaked (Tura) Checkpoint
Traffic in both directions without delay.
The shepherd arrives with his flock – he crosses here daily. The soldiers, apparently new, don’t let him pass though he shows his up-top-date passes. He and his animalsinfo-icon stand at the checkpoint hampering the passage of vehicles.
After 40 minutes, and phone calls to the DCO and all responsible, they let him pass.

09:00 Rihan (Bartaa) Checkpoint

Traffic in both directions without delay.
At the vehicle checkpoint five cars are waiting.
Five vans with vegetables and two with sheep are waiting. The first driver says he has been waiting more than an hour.
After half an hour he enters the checking area.
10:40 – the line of vans is shorter but three more have arrived.
We leave.