'Anata, Qalandiya, Fri 17.4.09, Morning
Because of the closure, traffic was moving more quickly than in the past.
One man, a nurse in a local hospital in Jerusalem, had difficulty passing through as he seemed to be missing a stamp. He commented that his passage often depends on "the mood of the soldier".
We spoke to the captain and after several telephone calls, he was permitted entry. We waited until this was sorted out, enabling his safe passaage.
Relatively few people as noted above in Anata. The traffic circle to leave the area by car to enter the Machson is so dangerous that we could not help but think that there must be a better way to organize the traffic, in the best interest of everyone's safety.