Ar-Ram, Qalandiya, Thu 19.2.09, Morning

19/02/2009
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Morning


Reporting:Chana and Sheila (with Avital driving)
We arrived at the Qalandia
crossing a little before 7AM and found very long lines moving very
slowly.  After a few phone calls, the speed visably picked up.  The
students explained to us that they used to go through the A-Ram
crossing, but that it had been officially closed a few days
previously.  The policemen and soldiers there were very responsive to
our requests, for example to allow sick infants to go through the gate,
rather than the carousel. One soldier was Tomer but we are not sure he
was THE Tomer whose phone number we have. We left about 8:15 AM and
went to see what was doing at A-Ram.  It was obviously being dismantled
but there were some cars still going through