'Azzun 'Atma, Wed 18.3.09, Afternoon
The new checkpoint. We met three workers waiting to be taken to Kibbutz Einat for the night shift and they told us of their difficulties even though they have permits to enter Israel. They often miss a day of work because of the checkpoint, so depressing. We approached two soldiers, a man and a woman who were standing next to some cement blocks checking those entering the village to make sure that all had permits and very soon the line emptied out behind which was a metal gate similar to the gate at the entrance to Jubara. After a short conversation we were glad to go home.