Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Thu 21.2.08, Morning

Rachel F. and Nora B.


6:30 – 8:30
Rachel Crossing – Israeli side:   Upon our arrival, there are 4 booths open.  There are no long queues on the Israeli side. According to the Ecumenics, today many workers have not arrived, since the road from Hebron is closed because of the ice. Nevertheless, it took 25 minutes wait outside for the first inspection and another 20 minutes to pass the metal detectors.

Ezyon Junction:  - we delivered documents. There are many soldiers at the junction, one with  a  drawn weapon. We do not know the reason.

Ezyon DCL: opened at 8:05. One Palestinian waited for the police, and one Israeli, apparently employer, was also at the place.