Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Sheikh Saed, Mon 28.1.08, Morning
It is very cold and we still meet a lot of small children on our way down to the C.P. they are all bundled up and wading through the mud. At the C.P. there are three guards, only one seems to be B.P. the others are security men. We are almost the only people there. The road underneath the C.P. is roped off. The area that is roped off gets longer and wider each time we get there. which makes it increasingly more difficult to find a place to park.
We decide to check on Sawachra C.P.
Ssince we see a number of cars that are parked outside the gates. The place is a fortress of iron bars, wired fences, about eight of them, going in different direction, gates, a watch tower, multiple metal barriers, a real fortification, where hardly a person comes through. Just a group of bored soldiers, over a small electric stove, wondering what they are doing there....
Zeitun Terminal, almost empty.
We ask a man who is putting on his belt as he comes out, how long it took to come through and his answer was , just a few minutes.
On to Wadi Na'ar. Hardly any cars. A few taxis zoming by, some trucks as well and two Israeli cabs, with Palestinien drivers, and covered numbers are being checked thoroughly.