Reihan, Shaked, Wed 18.2.09, Morning

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Vivien S"B., Nava R. (reporting)
08:00 - 10:20
08:00 Shaked-Tura checkpoint
Cars cross over on both sides without any problems, but goats are not allowed to cross over to the Seam Line zone. Half an hour later one herd , the one that stays by the  secluded house,is allowed in. The second herd usually stays in the lot behind the grocery store at Hirbet Ra'adia. The herdsman and his son who do hold proper passage permits are allowed in but without their herd.The soldier says the the reason being is the mouth and hoof disease. 

The second herd is allowed in.

09:25 - Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint
 Eight cars wait for passage into the Seam Line zone. Two pickup trucks loaded with goods are waiting to cross over. The six cars were called in for inspection that took no longer than 25 minutes.
The pickup trucks were inspected within a reasonable time as well.
 Very few pedestrians walk through.  It appears as if less and less people cross the gate at this time of day. 

10:20 - We left the checkpoint.