Reihan, Shaked, Wed 20.2.08, Morning
08:00 - Shaked-Tura checkpoint
The two shepherds with their herd of goats go through with no problems. A few people cross the gate to both direction.Soldiers on site appear to be in a good mood, out of the ordinary, and go as far as greeting us with "Shalom".
08:20 - Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint
Both the lower and the upper car park areas are almost vacant.Opposite the vehicles inspection post 6 loaded vans await inspection. Drivers tell us that they have been waiting here since 07:00. Within ten minutes they are called in.Very few people at the entrance to the terminal. One person went through within a few minutes. It could be that the checkpoint's unusually efficient operation is due to an ongoing officers' site visit. at 09:00 more concrete blocks were brought to the site as part of the beautification initiative....
Since there was no activity, we left.