'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked
06:15. A’anin checkpoint
The soldiers arrive promptly at 06:15, get organized, and the checkpoint begins functioning at 06:22. Checking takes place at the checkpoint area and people enter one by one. Altogether 3 tractors passed, and 16 pedestrians, including 2 youths and two women. One person was politely detained – “throw out your cigarette in your own house.”
The checkpoint was closed at 06:35. People told us that once again permits are not being renewed.
06:40. Tura – Shaked checkpoint
The checkpoint is already open, but not active, although it is supposed to be functioning from 06:30.
A boy from Reihan, an 11th grader in a technology school in Jenin, is waiting to cross to the West Bank. The first car coming from the West Bank crosses at 06:45, followed by pedestrians. The student enters the checkpoint and passes quickly, through the checking room.
By 07:05, 4 cars had passed to the seamline zone and 4 to the West Bank. Only 20 people pass, reporting that not many are waiting. Apparently, the permits are limited to certain hours - some are for 07:00 and others are for 8. Passage was quick and without problems and, therefore, we did not wait for the pupils to pass.
07:10. Barta’a – Reihan checkpoint
In the upper parking lot, many vehicles are waiting for workers, but there are few people. People come up in the sleeve, unhurrying, fastening their belts. People arriving at the checkpoint enter immediately and there are 4 operating windows. Workers with brooms sweep the checkpoint area diligently, and I think what a pity it is that they cannot be also recruited to clean the filthy Tura checkpoint.