Bethlehem, Wed 9.4.08, Afternoon
16:30: Many workers rushing back home, but the line seldom forms outside the hall since 5 booths are operating fast. A private security guard is letting the people in and directing them to the various booths. The closest one is for people coming into Jerusalem, most of them tourists. A Palestinian tries to use this booth for going out and is stopped by the guard. The Palestinian explains three times that he has just undergone surgery and finally his wish is granted. Another Palestinian complements the guard on his general civility.