Reihan, Shaked, Wed 17.12.08, Morning
Translation: Yael Bassis-Student
09:00-10:00 - Shaked-Tura checkpoint
Very few people went through. There were no problems. All those who had crossed held passage permits.
10:10 -11:00 - Rihan -Barta'a checkpoint
Only a few cross. Average passage time at the terminal is 1-2 minutes to the maximum of 5-10 minutes.
Four pickup trucks, partially loaded, went inside for inspection and came out after an hour.
An acquaintance told me that yesterday, Tuesday, a young female cancer patient had gone through with a mask covering her face, on her way to receive chemotherapy treatment in Israel. Her family requested that she'd be allowed to cross in a vehicle, but checkpoint managers refused and that sick woman had to walk through the terminal.
At the Rihan and Shaked checkpoint very few go through the gates. only those holding passage permits. The rest simply don't bother to arrive at the gate. Israel had won in that sector.