PREVENTION RATE INCREASES DRAMATICALLY
10:30 dozens of cars filled the parking lot. There was no space left. Due to the overcrowding they opened the interior parking lot, which is usually forbidden to Palestinians. The waiting hall was full too, and people had to wait outside. More than 150 people arrived from Beit-Omar following a public announcement distributed in the village and summoning everybody to come to GSS. They came in masses, because in Beit-mar, like in other places, there was a sweeping GSS prevention action, a collective punishment.
We heard that maybe some of the prevented would be granted a relief, following an investigation. The reason could be that some Israeli employers complained they don't have enough workers. They did not collect IDs from some people who arrived on time, at 10:00, and from others who were late, which caused all of them to lose a day's work and they weren't let in. Who knows if they'll get a second chance. We reported to our friends, and to Amira Hess from "Haaretz".
The line for magnetic cards requests was not long.