'Anata, Abu Dis, Thu 3.4.08, Morning

Mili M., Chana S. (reporting)




6:30      Anata

Very heavy traffic.  Officially there were 2 lanes but the frustrated drivers often came up alongside so that in effect there were 3 lanes (and at times, even 4!)  all having then to squeeze through the actual checkpoints.  This naturally made things very difficult for incoming traffic. 

All cars had their trunks checked.

There was a local man organising the traffic, mainly to help the busses through. According to the head of the council, he was there officially.

The schoolchildren are back this week and some little ones were weaving their way quite dangerously through the traffic to get to the pedestrian gate.