Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Thu 19.3.09, Morning

Ora K., Michaela R.
Zeitim Crossing

Traffic flowing

Wadi Nar

Most of the vehicles crossed quickly without checking.  A bus was detained for 15-20 minutes while the passengers stayed in their seats.

When we went down to our observation point (next to the traffic sign) 3 security guards approached us, one after the other, to forbid us to move forward.  We told them we were permitted to stand near the traffic sign, and if they wished they could get in touch with company commander.  The two younger ones called, then left us alone, but the older man (a shabby soldier over the age of reserve duty) continued to insist that we move away from the "checkpoint area".  We didn't; it was a violently futile argument.