Reihan, Shaked, Wed 4.3.09, Morning

Observers: 
Vivian S. B., Nava R. (reporting))
04/03/2009
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Morning
Translation: Devorah K. 8:00 - Shaked-Tura CPTwo herds standing near the CP were not allowed to enter the seamline zone. One shepherd left the herd in his wife's care and came toward me, saying that he has been waiting for a long time. The soldiers told him that there is an order from the brigade not to permit herds to enter because of foot and mouth disease on the West Bank. I called the DCO and they said that an officer would come to the CP. An officer from the DCO did arrive a little before 9:00. The two shepherds showed him immunization certificates of the herds from the Palestinian Authority. The officer realized that there is no reason to prevent the passage of the herds and the sheep found a savior!9:05 - The herds went through and the officer promised that this matter will be arranged in the future as well. We met a man from Umm el Reihan (seamline zone) who bought a new car about five months ago. They are not allowing him to go through to the West Bank with the vehicle through the Shaked CP because the vehicle has not been 'recorded in the computer'. The man has gone to the DCO at Salem several times, but the vehicle is still not recorded. 9:40 - Reihan-Barta'a CPFour cars were inspected in the shed in order to go through from the West Bank to the seamline zone. No additional cars arrived. While we were there, only two pickup trucks loaded with goods arrived in the Palestinian parking lot and waited for inspection. Very few people arrived. The drivers told us that people do not usually come to the CP at this time of the day.We were told that at the beginning of the week, in the pouring rain, goods got spoiled during the inspection. Now they are putting up sheds for inspecting the goods. 10:45 - When we left the CP we saw that there is a new sign on the slope leading to the terminal: "Taking pictures is forbidden.".