Abu Dis, Container (Wadi Nar), Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Sheikh Saed, Thu 9.4.09, Morning

Shosh H., Michaela R. (reporting)

General: Passover and Easter

7:10 Sheikh Sa'ed

Very tranquil. Few adults crossing. Pupils enter Sheikh Sa'ed, but we saw none leaving.

Zeitim Crossing

No pupils.  Adults cross quickly, "like water"  one of them said.

Wadi Nar

Traffic volume is the usual for this hour. Many buses carrying pupils on their way to annual outings.

Vehicles headed for Bethlehem were not checked. Those coming from Bethlehem were checked, mostly buses and minibuses.

Most delays lasted a few moments.

As-Za'ayyem Crossing

Only one lane is operating (privileged citizens are still sleeping off their "seder" evening).

Unlike the custom on other days, checking of vehicles took place on the traffic lane, creating lines and causing delays.  The checks included documents as well as car trunks.