Beit Iba, Thu 5.3.09, Morning

Place: 
Observers: 
Zvia S, Rachel A (reporting)
Mar-5-2009
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Morning

09:35
Beit Iba

 

A traffic accident on
the way. Two ambulances arrive and take the injured in the direction of Nablus. There is work
at the entrance to Deir Sharaf – preparation of a new checkpoint.

At the checkpoint, a
lot of taxis in the rank.

Few people coming and
going. Entry is free. Exit from Nablus
incurs a check.

Cars can enter Nablus, but the taxis
prefer not to, in order to avoid traffic jams on the way out, so the drivers
say.

And so, still and
unnecessarily, people alight before the checkpoint, enter on foot and have to
take another taxi on the other side.

Either they are used to
it, or it’s comfortable for somebody, and will certainly change in the
future.