'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Wed 19.3.08, Afternoon

Observers: 
Tammi C., Dalia G. (reporter) Translator: Orna B.
19/03/2008
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Afternoon
 

16:55 Anabta.
No cars at the entrance. We stop by the cab drivers. They tell us
that in the morning there has been an attempt to chase them away, but
here they are. 
The coffee vendor is not permitted to erect a stand, therefore he
is holding a jug with one hand and in the other he has a carrier bag
with plastic cups. Instead of being approached he has to go
searching for customers (this is a more agreeable arrangement for the
authorities).
 
At the entrance there are practically no cars. They go through
without inspection. At the exit from Anabta traffic is flowing
undisturbed as well.
 
17:10 We depart from Anabta on our way to Jubara and Ar-ras.
 
17:25 The Figs Gate , near Jubara - About 20
vehicles are waiting in the queue, probably because of the closureinfo-icon
between the West Bank and Israel. We ask the checkpoint commander to
open the Jubara gate for us, we go to the gate and wait for him. 
17:30 - The commander opens the gate for us and we travel to Ar-ras.
At the Children's Gate two cars are waiting on both sides, but we are let through.
At Ar-ras - it's empty. No cars.
 
17:40 We leave Ar-ras.
 
17:45 At the Figs Gate - at the exit from the West Bank, at the
entrance to Israel - the queue of  cars grew to up to 25 vehicles. Very
slow flow of traffic.
We depart.