Reihan, Shaked, Sat 28.6.08, Morning
07:10 Reihan Checkpoint
07:35 – the last one enters
07:40 – the first exit from the terminal to the upper parking loy (Seam Zone side).
Six vans waiting for passengers.
08:00 – the seamstresses emerge 40 minutes after entering.
08:25 – the last of this morning’s waiting crowd comes out (50 minutes). The people rush to their rides to work. One tells us, "today is fast," while another complains about the lost hour of work. One of the seamstresses also says they will be late for work.
Somebody waits by the Military Police post, not allowed to pass. They have already checked him, and he is not allowed in. He says he crosses every day, and the Salem DCO also confirmed that his permit is valid. So what do they want of him? We didn’t manage to talk to him, nor did we really see him, only heard his words and saw the Military Policeman in his post – apparently the one who answered him. We leave while they are still talking.
A worker collects the cigarette stubs and cleans the toilets (a skinny toilet roll in the women’s lavatory).
09:00 – we left.