Beit Iba, Wed 9.1.08, Afternoon
15.25 At Beit Iba there were 11 cars in both directions. We met some students who said that they had waited 2 hours. When we got to the turnstiles we reckoned that the waiting period was half an hour for two actions. At each turnstile people had to pass through the magnometer and if it squeaked they had to turn out their pockets and sometimes take off their shoes. We saw two dogtrainers and a bunch of what seemed to be trainees. The humanitarian line passed quickly.
Rudi from the DCO arrived and he helped us a lot especially as the commander would not even look at us. Two detainees who had been in the enclosure even before we arrived were helped by him. He said that they had tried to bypass and been punished. We also met two young people from the ISM, one from New York and the other England. We exchanged information. When the detainees were freed we left.