Reihan, Shaked, Sun 21.9.08, Morning

Observers: 
Hevy N. and Sima S. (reporting)
Sep-21-2008
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Morning

Translation: Devorah K.

06:30 Reihan CP
At the upper entrance people tell us that the passage is quick today. The parking lot is full of private cars and practically empty of people. Three drivers are waiting for passengers, that do not arrive, and they tell us that today the CP was opened on time. Eight pickup trucks loaded with food are waiting for inspection, which will begin at 07:00 a.m.
Twenty minutes pass between the entrance to the terminal and the exit to the seamline zone.
07:00 Four pickup trucks enter for inspection and until we left -- half an hour later - not a single one had been released.

07:50 Tura-Shaked CP
The CP is open. Three armed soldiers are inspecting those coming and going. The tobacco in the nearby field was picked not long ago.
School children go through without inspection; a little girl with blond pigtails waves good-bye to the soldiers.
We checked inspection time: passage through the turnstile and in the compound -- two minutes. Cars are also inspected within this length of time.
Some more children arrive and go through without any interruption. It is fall and there is conciliation in the air, but afterwards, things heat up again...

08:10 We leave.