Reihan, Shaked, Sun 28.9.08, Morning

Hannah, Yocheved (reporting)
Seriously? Does this make us safer?
06:00 Reihan-Barta'a CP
Workers are waiting for their rides in the upper parking lot. The contractor who transports workers to Acre is aware of the fact that beginning October 5, he will be able to pick them up only at the Taibeh CP. These are workers employed in Israel.
The passage through Taibeh lengthens the route, delays the trip in the morning and forces the workers to leave home even earlier. Who knows how many of the employers will stop going all the way to Taibeh to pick them up? There are many question marks. A worker who is employed in Hadera asks again why the buses number 26 and 27 do not come to the Reihan CP, something which was possible in the past? The worker has a permit to work in Israel, and if it is allowed to go to the settlements why is it forbidden to reach the CP, at least?

The passage is slow (maybe because the closureinfo-icon is beginning tomorrow?). Why is there no notice until the very last day? Is there a closure or isn't there?
This time, some of the women workers were delayed for a long time and they came out later than usual.
Five pickup trucks with goods entered for inspection at 07:00. Three are waiting their turn.

08:00 Shaked-Tura CP
A number of people wait near the turnstile, and then the whole group, including children on their way to school, goes through as if there is no CP.

08:20 Return to Reihan
Only now the first trucks come out; three trucks with agricultural products and one with sheep have entered the compound. This time a car with goods from Israel on its way to the West Bank also enters.
Cars come and go in the CP and are released within 20 or 30 minutes.