Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Observers: 
Ruti T. and Marina B. (Reporting), Marcia L., Translation
Jan-2-2018
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Afternoon
מחסום ברטעה: קרוסלה יחידה לשני הכיוונים
Barta'a Checkpoint: a single turnstile for both directions
Photographer: 
Ruti Tuval
זרוע חוסמת חדשה בדרך הצדדית במחסום יעבד
A new metal bar blocking the side road at Ya'abed Checkpoint.
Photographer: 
Ruti Tuval
קפה וממתקים במחסום ברטעה
Coffee and sweets at Barta'a Chekpoint
Photographer: 
Ruti Tuval

Riding up to Tura via the Katzir-Shaked road: we wanted to see if there was a change in the work on the road.  We saw that nothing had changed.

14:45 – Tura-Shaked Checkpoint

In the course of one hour, 4 donkeys and 10 cars passed through. Almost no people passed through and we left for Barta’a Checkpoint.
On the way to Ya’bed Checkpoint, we went up to the guard tower, that is the observation point that overlooks the villages of Ya’bed and Umriha.
On the axis of Mevo Dotan-Sanur, at the checkpoint of the entrance to Area A, Ruti went down to photograph.  A soldier was sent to find out what we were doing there.
A settler who had passed by stopped and said:  “May G-d forgive you.”

16:10 – Barta’a Checkpoint
Many people pass through the turnstile. M. reported to us on the following day that in order for him to get a magnetic card (allowing passage through the checkpoint), he had waited at Salem, in the cold and the mud, from Tuesday evening (after our meeting) until the next day, at 08:00, along with 500 other people. If he had arrived in the morning, there would not have been any chance for him to receive a permit .  By the way, the magnetic card is not magnetic at all; it is called this by the people “who all their lives are dependent on this card".

16:40 – We left the checkpoint.