'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Irtah, Wed 31.12.08, Morning
The Palestinians complain that on the other side people have been waiting in line in the rain and there are only two checking posts.
The workers say that last night only one post was working. They said that a month ago one of them was killed when he was pushed against the fence which did not hold and fell on him. Another said that the finger of his friend had been cut off because of the pressure and the inhuman conditions when they have to stand like animals in a cage.
A resident of Cafrin asked for help in getting permits for his children. Since the fence was put up he cannot get to the 12 dunam of land on which his orchards stand. He himself gets a permit but cannot do all the work.
Checkpoint G. Our request to pass through was immediately granted.
7.40 A-Ras. Reservists. Normal traffic.
8.15 Anabta. When we got there only one lane was open for cars both entering and exiting. The work with the crane on top of the booth blocked part of the road and slowed down the traffic very much. The soldiers said that the work would continues for another hour and then the traffic would return to the normal lane. Israeli cars are allowed into the city.