Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Mon 12.1.09, Afternoon
12:30 PM, Etzion DCL: few people were sitting in the waiting room. They said that a large number of people is inside and they waited for their turn. The female soldier who is on duty today is known to us as efficient and helpful.
We met a youngster who since 15 years is prevented (from getting a permit) by the secret service. He has been summoned no end of times to appear before the secret service and these meetings end with questions about his telephone number and/or the delivery of a new summons. Also today he left already with a new summons for Thursday – in another three days. Why? For no reason. Apparently we will never know the answer; and the expense and the waste of time does not affect certain nameless people who hide behind the rank “captain”.
A young man, a Christian, who lives in the USA wanted to pray in a church in Jerusalem and to our surprise received an entry-permit to pray there.
We left after about an hour.