Bethlehem

May-27-2003
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Today the closureinfo-icon is very tight,
according to the soldiers, they don`t know why.

First we went to El-Khadr, no military presence. Many people walked
freely to and from El-Khadr. The man at the falafel stand said that
yesterday there had been trouble with the the border policemen,
they got wild and hit people. We asked them for names or numbers
but they say that the soldiers hid them.

At Etzion junction - very few people were allowed to pass -
"only humanitarian cases" said the reserve soldiers who
were very reasonable and even lenient with some Palestinians who
did not qualify as "humanitarians".

Back to checkpoint 300 - very little traffic even in the morning -
both by cars or pedestrians, because of the restrictions of
today.