Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Sun 14.9.08, Morning

Sylvia P., Ofra B., Chana A. (reporting)

7:10 AM, Bethlehem Crossing: Four windows open, hall full. Early in the morning the crossing was fast, now it takes an hour, but from the entrance to the terminal to the other end about 20 minutes. By 7:45 the place is almost cleared.


One energetic looking young worker is refused crossing because of his fingerprints. He is sent back to Etzion DCL where we meet him and try to get him through as fast as possible because his employer is waiting for him with an important job. All Sylvia's efforts are to no avail. When we leave Etzion DCL at 10:00 he is still waiting, nervous, angry, upset.


8:20 AM, Etzion DCL: Not as many people waiting as the last two weeks. We didnt find out how many numbers were given, but one man was without a number expecting to be given one later. We called Newuani, but he didn't answer our call. We had a couple of new clients.