Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Thu 7.8.08, Afternoon

Observers: 
Dafna S., Dvora G. (reporting)
07/08/2008
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Afternoon

      

16:00 Wadi Nar

 
Extremely hot -- the checkpoint area is entirely unprotected from the sun.
One soldier stands under a sunshade, two others wander around. Vehicles cross without problems on the whole. 
Small buses and taxis drop off workers who immediately rush to find transportation because no one crosses on foot.

Here and there vehicles are detained, above and below. Passengers must remain in the cars. We asked why -- the heat is terrible -- and were told this was "an order", but that they make an effort to complete the check in no  more than 10 minutes. 
We came away with the feeling that something obscure is going on, aside from the fact that this is a scene of occupiers and occupied.