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Barta’a-Reihan Checkpoint

located on the Separation Fence route, east of the Palestinian town of East Barta’a. The latter is the largest Palestinian community inside the seam-line zone (Barta’a Enclave) in the northern West Bank. Western Barta’a, inside Israel, is adjacent to it. The Checkpoint is open all week from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Since mid-May 2007, the checkpoint is managed by a civilian security company subordinate to the Ministry of Defense. People permitted to cross through this checkpoint into and from the West Bank are residents of Palestinian communities inside the Barta’a Enclave, as well as West Bank Palestinian residents holding transit permits. Jewish settler-colonists of Hermesh and Mevo Dotan cross here without inspection. A large, modern terminal is active here with 8 windows for document inspection and biometric tests (eyes and fingerprints).  usually only one or two are in operation. Goods may be passed here from the West Bank into the Barta’a Enclave up to medium commercial extent (especially farming produce) by a permanent and registered group of drivers. When administration was passed over to a civilian security firm, a checkpoint was made permanent at the Ya’abad-Mevo Dotan Junction. It is manned by soldiers who sit in the watchtower and come down at random to inspect vehicles and passengers (February 2020).