Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Sheikh Saed, יום ד' 24.9.08, בוקר
When we arrived the traffic of people was thin. About ten minutes later a long line started to accumulate
and at the peak overfew the rails. The checkup, that included children too, not only grownups, was slow. We tried to offer an efficient way to deal with it to the BP men, 5 or 6 of them who stood together near the shed. We offer to do what happenned two weeks ago, and to open a special line for the children, and one soldier will take care of that. The policemen did not take the offer. Parallelly, a girl, a pupil aged 14, was sent back because she did not have a permit, despite the fact that she did have a Kushan (birth certificate). The girl was in tears, and told us that this is the first time this thing happens.
The checkpoint is quite empty. We met there a volunteer from the Ecumenical watch. They also told us that the checkpoint is quite empty. They took Anat's e-mail in order to send us their reports about Kalandia and Zeitim passage, since we get only the reports about Beit Lehem.
The trafic is average, with randomal detains of vans, and release within a few minutesThe checkpoint we met T., the representative of the DCO in Abu Dis area. We initiated the meeting. The last part of our report is the summing up of our meeting with her.
The summary of our meeting with T., the commander of the DCO representatives in Abu Dis Area.
go through Zeitim checkpoint: she said that she had not heard about it, will check and will give us an answer.