Beit Ummar, Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Nabi Yunis, Wed 1.10.08, Morning
07:50 Bethlehem Checkpoint :
Closure because of Rosh Hashana, and quiet because of Eid el-Fitr. Outside, one car waiting. Inside, one position open and a soldier sleeping. He is awakened by an older man, church worker, who passes quickly.
08:10 Al Nashshash
Few cars, no pedestrians.
08:30 Etzion DCL
DCO closed. Two youngsters arrive, apparently not knowing that it will be closed. They complain to us, then return whence they came.
09:00 Nabi Yunis
Because of the holiday, little traffic. The fruit stalls, that were closed during Ramadan, have opened. We visited a family of old friends and brought them a present for the festival. We enjoyed the traditional hospitality.
The grocery store iis open. Its owner has returned from her pilgrimage to Mecca, and looks happy.