Beit Iba, Tue 1.4.08, Afternoon

Observers: 
Yehudit K., Dalia F., Bruria R.
Apr-1-2008
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Afternoon

Trans. Judith Green
 
15:00
There are two lines, one humanitarian.  Those waiting fill up about one quarter of the shed.  Reserve soldiers are manning the checkpoint and they attempt to work efficiently;  when the lines increases, they conscript more manpower for the inspection, also for the vehicles.  This time, they checked those entering Nablus as well, no one knows why.
 
A number of remarks we heard from passers-by:  a man who left the checkpoint with his belt still in his hands:  "this is no way to make peace."  A man who introduced himself as a professor of psychiatry who lives in England:  "What is going on here?  This is shameful!  Some day this will all blow up!"  A man who saw the dog trainer getting on a bus full of children:  "Is this how they make peace?  Getting on a bus with a dog in front of children who are shaking with fear?"  A woman who burst out crying bitterly as she left the checkpoint, answered Nadim's question as to why she was crying:  "Because of seeing all that goes on here.",