Reihan, Shaked, Sat 2.8.08, Morning

Observers: 
Shula N., Noa L. (reporting)
Aug-2-2008
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Morning
Translation: Devorah K.

Shaked CP 07:30 - 08:00
Lively traffic is flowing in both directions with no delays. People tell us that the passage is quick.

Reihan CP 08:10 - 09:15
Here too traffic is lively and flowing in both directions. There are no people waiting at the gatesinfo-icon to the terminal and those leaving tell us that there are none waiting inside; everything is flowing. It is clear- and rarely observed - that all those going through are smiling and they greet us pleasantly. And it is clear that the quick passage and, apparently, the courteous attitude have a good effect. As one soldier in the area summarizes it: "They too are human beings."
There is also an improvement in the queuing of vehicles: Today, five cars are inspected at once and it takes 20 minutes.

Three people ask for our help: One who is prevented from free passage
 by the General Security Service, and one by the police; both have permits to reach East Barta'a but not beyond; and a third man asks for medical help for the daughter of a friend of his. We will try to help.