'Anin, Reihan, Shaked, Thu 29.5.08, Morning

Sima S., Lea R. (reporting)

Translation: Devorah K.

06:10 - Reihan-Barta'a CP

The CP was opened at 05:30. The group of seamstresses and some other workers arrive. All of them enter immediately, but inside the terminal there are angry voices.
Seven pickup trucks with vegetables are waiting for inspection in the Palestinian parking lot. A disabled boy in a wheel chair arrives at the CP. They help him go through the inspection equipment of the vehicle CP on foot.
A resident of Kafin, the owner of a shop in East Barta'a, tells us that his son's permit for entering Israel in order to bring goods to the shop has been confiscated. Now his son has no way to make a living and there is no stock in the shop.

07:00 Shaked-Tura CP
The soldiers are now opening the CP. A Palestinian says that the passage through the CP has become easier since Tony Blair intervened during his visit to Jenin. Another Palestinian tells us that he has steady work in the industrial zone of Shahak (in the seamline zone), but recently his passage  permit was taken away. Suddenly he is not at liberty to go there. He asks for our help.

07:35 A'anin CP
The CP is already closed. One of those going through reports to us by phone that the passage was halted at 07:00.

08:45 Reihan-Barta'a CP
A few people arrive and enter the terminal immediately.
On our way from the CP, we gave a lift to M., whose son is in the Rambam Hospital.