'Anata, Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Mon 24.3.08, Morning
There we are also greeted by a rather arrogant young officer and a line of detained buses full of pupils from Hebron and Beth Lechem who are on a day trip to Jericho.
I speak to the drivers. It is a very hot day , already at 8 in the morning and some of them are being kept ther for over an hour while their ID cards are being checked. It is the teenagers who are being detained . Buses with young children , only the teachers are being checked.
The procedure takes a very long time and their is a tension , caused by the cocky officer that is very apparent.
The long lines of other cars are finaly let through and things start moving in all directions. For the kids it was not a very pleasent way to start a day of fun. When I asked the drivers or teachers if they are not going to Ramalla, they said it was too expensive , and that they could only afford to go to Jericho. I found that interesting.