'Anata, Qalandiya, Sat 4.10.08, Morning

Observers: 
Observing and reporting: Ronnie P., Ruthie R.
Oct-4-2008
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Morning
Translation: Yael Bassis-Student

06:45 - Anata
Traffic of school children and adults at the checkpoint and beyond.
Inspection is quick and people are hurrying on their way.

There is a line of vehicles in front of the passageway. Traffic streams along without the usual stressfull honking of horns.

Qalandia
At first there were hardly any people awaiting passage by the sleeves.
About 10 people stood at the entrance to the DCO. Another sleeveinfo-icon opened and I we timed 10 minutes from arrival at the sleeve to going inside.
Those standing in line gave priority to an elderly woman who walked with difficulty and her escort, as well as to another old man. When another woman, not old ,arrived on site and wanted to go to the head of the line, there was a loud resentment of youngsters standing at the end of the line. Despite that she ended up going  in before them.

The filth at the reception hall is shocking. Garbage cans are almost empty - apparently the plastic liners are changed often but the garbage on the floor piles up uninterruptedly.