Reihan, Shaked, Wed 27.8.08, Morning

Observers: 
Nava R.
Aug-27-2008
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Morning
Trans. Yael Bassis-Student

09:45 - Shaked-Tura checkpoint
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 A few cross over into the Seam Line Zone, passage time is very short, there are no problems.
10:00 I left the checkpoint when it closed.

10:10 - Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint
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No one wait at the entrance to the terminal from the Seam Line zone side.
Two cars wait at the vehicles' checkpoint going into the West Bank. One of the cars belongs to a businessman from Ya'abed who has been waiting for a long time because he has no papers for transferring goods from the Seam Line zone into the West Bank. Other cars go through while he waits, insisting on crossing over.
This person kept on waiting even when I left the checkpoint.

A few pedestrians go through the terminal from the West Bank to the Seam Line zone . "No problems".
Four pickup trucks have been waiting for an hour to get into the inspection yard. another fifteen minutes would go by before they'd go in. It turns out that there has been a mishap , a platform collapsed and it had to be taken care of.
Four cars and a tractor with a water container wait in front of the gate on there way out of the West Bank into the Seam Line zone. all went in with in ten minutes.

10:45
- The pickup trucks went in for inspection.

11:00
- I left the checkpoint.