Beit Iba, Shave Shomron, Thu 20.11.08, Morning
8:10, Shavei Shomron -
The checkpoint is open and
there is no inspection.
8:20, Beit Iba -
A short line for vehicles at the
entrance. No line at the exit. Very few pedestrians at the exit, a
lot at the entrance but no delays.
8:25 - Vehicles are piling up at the exit - no
inspector! After 5 minutes, a female inspector arrives and the passage is
now quick; the line dissolves within 5 minutes.
8:45 - The "patrol" arrives with two men who
are sent to the detention area because they "sneaked around".
The checkpoint commander promised that they would be released within an
hour, it is not a punishment, but...
9:10 - Another detainee, a youth, taken off a bus
which entered; his ID number came up in the inspection.
9:25 - He is released.
The detention of the bus, until they decided what to
do with him, increased the line but an additional lane was soon opened and the