Reihan, Shaked, Sun 21.12.08, Morning
06:10 Aanin Checkpoint
We go down the sleeve and are amazed by the development of Reihan Park. In honour of Hanukka they erected a candelabrum and paved a plaza around it, for a show (?).
06:20 – the terminal is empty, people arrive and pass in a slow and quiet flow. We are told that few are waiting.
07:15 Shaked-Tura Checkpoint
Thirteen workers have already passed and are waiting for cars that will take them to work in the Seam Zone. Perhaps 20 are still waiting by the gate and turnstile.
Here too it is a good day. Small schoolchildren arrive and pass immediately without a check. Older ones, students and teachers, pass immediately after showing IDs. The vehicles bringing them go straight in to the checkpoint, and the inspection takes a minute or two.
Four cars pass into the Seam Zone and are checked briskly.
At 07:30, the pressure is off, and few people are waiting for transport.
07:45 Reihan-Bartaa Checkpoint
Five vans loaded with produce are being checked in the closed compound.
People continue to arrive and go straight into the terminal.
08:00 – we leave.