'Anata-Shu'afat, 'Isawiya (East Jerusalem)
A fairly short line of cars moved slowly towards the checkpoint. Two lanes were open, and traffic moved without delays. Crossing time was 15-20 minutes. From time to time buses and other vehicles arrived and the line lengthened but did not come to a standstill. We tried to find out why there's a line today, when there was none last time. Someone speculated that many preferred to cross at Hizme checkpoint because that's where the settlers cross and crossing is faster. We noticed a large number of women drivers.