Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Sheikh Saed, Mon 24.11.08, Morning
Rina R., Maya B. (reporting)
6:30 we start At Sheikh Saed
. It is 7:10 when we reach the C.P.and there is hardly a person coming through. As if there was a closure
or a Muslim holiday.Only children and very few of them.
The soldiers sit and chat . There are three of them , one inside the "budke".
We continue to Abu Dis via Rus el Amud. The piles of rubbish along the road are stagering, there seems to be no garbage removel in this are.
In Abu Dis
there are a lot of empty tourist buses parked near the wall, where one can see
more and more Grafitti. No people , the place is deserted. Is it not what our authorities were hoping for? At the C.P. there has been some construction going on for some time. But no people in sight.
We continue to Zeitun. Again empty. No taxies, no people, We ask a man where is the usual croud, but he does not know.
We continue to Wadi Nar, it is already almost nine o'clock, and here there are many cars going in each direction, none are being stopped, and the C.P. is not built or widened. Just a few soldiers, many cars and a few giant cement blocks.