Reihan, Shaked, Sun 20.1.08, Morning

Observers: 
Yocheved J. and Hanna H. (reporting)
20/01/2008
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Morning
Translation: Devorah K.

Reihan CP - 06:00
Until now only five workers have left the terminal on the side of the seamline zone and they complain about the arrangements and the problems inside the terminal. They tell us that the CP opened at 05:45. We went down the sleeveinfo-icon and found a slow movement of woman workers. In the shed at the entrance to the terminal many people are crowded together and there is also a crowd at the first gate (from the distance at which we stood, it was hard to assess their number). It turned out that earlier they only let the women through the CP, and the men began to leave only at 06:15; all of them angry and in a hurry.
06:35 - In the Palestinian parking lot, near the gate at the entrance to the terminal, there is still a crowd of about 40 people and more workers are arriving all the time. The passage in the other direction - from the seamline zone to the West Bank - is conducted in an orderly manner.

Shaked CP - 06:55
The soldiers are already at the CP; they are preparing for operations and open the at precisely 07:00. The schoolchildren are on vacation and most of those going through are agricultural workers going to the seamline zone. It takes them five minutes to go through. Passenger cars and taxis go through in both directions. There is lively traffic of military vehicles and one military car is driving through Tura.

Reihan CP - 07:20
Four loaded pickup trucks are inspected in the closed compound from 07:00 on and close to 08:00 they are loaded again. Eight additional pickup trucks are waiting. A few passenger cars go through to the seamline zone. Taxis and a bus go through with their passengers from the seamline zone to the West Bank.