Beit Iba, Thu 10.1.08, Morning

Observers: 
Nora R. Hanah P. (reporting) Natanya translating.
10/01/2008
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Morning

9.30 The owner of the kiosk says that there is a closureinfo-icon until Saturday. The commander tries to make us withdraw, claiming that we are bothering him.

The sergeant of the DCO is present. It is a long time since we have met with a representative of the DCO. He says that they are going on leave on Thursday and so maybe some have left earlier.

Those exiting including the humanitarian line are checked thoroughly. The commander stands on the path and checks the women and older people. Therefore there is pressure on both him and those passing. When I ask why he does not stand in the booth he does not reply. The DCO did not want to intervene.