Bethlehem, Fri 16.1.09, Morning
09:00 - 10:30 AM, Bethlehem: war, closure, individual Palestinians arrive at the checkpoint, bored soldiers in the positions, a security company worker, Arabic speaking and very courteous to Palestinians. Most transients in both directions are international, tourists and pilgrims.
Towards the end of our shift, an elderly Palestinian came and said that he has an appointment for medical treatment, but his permit was valid till the day before yesterday. He needs to go to the DCL on Sunday and then he can pass and get treatment.