Beit Iba, Shave Shomron, Sun 18.1.09, Afternoon
15:00 Traffic flows through the checkpoint easily; the soldier at the
checkpoint doesn't stop anyone, except us, asking us where we want to
15:30 There are more people and vehicles today than we have seen in
several weeks. According to the commander there are less people
coming through Beit Iba regularly since the army opened the Ganot
Gate at Shavei Shomron.
There is only one turnstile open and the humanitarian line. The
women's bags and shopping bags are being opened and checked, there is
a queue, but it is moving. There are approximately 20-25 men in the
line all the time, being checked in the usual manner.
There are no vehicles entering Nablus, and the ones exiting are being
checked quickly and pass.