Bethlehem, Thu 3.1.08, Morning

Rachel F., Nora B. and guest
5:30 – 7:00
Rachel Crossing – Israeli side:  5windows open. There is no pressure on the Israeli side. We are told that the checkpoint opened today at 5:00 on the Palestinian side. Towards 6:00, an official opened an additional window. Several times we were told that today was a very good day. Is this related to Bush's visit next week?
The woman soldier in the second window, talks all the time through her cell phone and is very rude towards the Palestinians crossing the checkpoint