Bethlehem, Thu 24.7.08, Morning

Rachel F., Nora B. (reporting)

Rachel Crossing
6:00 AM, Bethlehem CP:
Five checking posts are open, no waiting people at the lines, so seemingly, all is quiet and well organized during the whole shift. The hell this morning is, as in many others, over there, far from the eye. The crowding, people keep telling us, is horrible.

Having been at the Palestinian side last week, we know for sure, that being allowed not to cross the checkpoint, and watching only on the Israeli side, we are reporting a very unreal picture.