'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Tue 4.3.08, Afternoon
14:30 – The checkpoint is located a few hundreds meters before Ar-Ras. We see it for the first time. Cars and pedestrians are checked. Two people have been detained. To our question, the soldiers say that the two are "illegals" [in Israel without a residence permit] and that they have been detained as a deterrent.
About 10 cars stand in line. The inspection is quick.
15:00 – The car traffic is extremely thin.