T.S., Ch. B., N.E., S. A.
There is a very long queue in Kalandia but a person doesn't have to
more than 15 mn. A young man with a permit from the 22nd of Sept.
till the 15th of Dec. was not allowed to pass through. The reason
was a new
rule given on the 7th of Oct. which cancelled all the permits given
(??). This was announced on the radio and press. The man lives in
and works in a bank in Ramallah - he passes everyday through
checkpoint - today he won't be able to reach his home. He told us
tried twice to get a new permit in Bet El but when he saw the long
people waiting and because he couldn't be out of work for a long
time - he
just gave up. We called the matak and the humanitarian moket but we
succeed helping the man. At the checkpoint itself - children and
aren't allowed anymore to go through "New Jersey" - and
have to stand in the
queue as everyone else. Amir, the commander of the checkpoint and
hhis soldiers stood at "New Jersey" to prevent people
from passing through.
Amir who was here last week and was much more comprehensive and
the Palestinians was very rude today. Near the cars' checkpoint a
said to us that he would give up all these checkpoints and would
all pass through.
A-Ram: the last weeks we can see more and more groups of detainees
for the magavs to check their documents.
We could feel the stress and the anger at Kalandia and A-Ram -
hungry and tired - they only want to go home to their families to