Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Thu 26.2.09, Morning

Ora K., Lindsey (guest), Michaela R. (reporting)


A quiet shift, no unusual events.

6:50  Wadi Nar

Traffic flows, uninterrupted.  The metal arm across the road facing east barely leaves room enough for the pedestrians.  When we descended towards the new checking area an older border-policeman came up to ask us politely to move away.  We explained that we are permitted to stand there (under the fortified area, near the road-sign), on the authority of the company commander.  He accepted the explantion and allowed us to stay.

Zeitim Crossing

We arrived from the direction of Al-Ezariya.  Little traffic, tranquil.


Just as we left the checkpoint a truck left the checking area, immediately followed by a police-car with a siren.  We saw the truck detained but could not stop because we were in the far lane.