'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked, Ya'bed-Dotan

Rachel W. and Hana H. (Reporting), Translation Marcia L

Anin Checkpoint – 15:10
We only arrived at 15:10.  Most of the people have already passed through. Three groups of young people and a child arrived and passed through without inspection.  We left at 15:25 while the checkpoint was still open.

Barta’a-Reihan Checkpoint – 15:40
A family with children and packages waits for a car that is being inspected.  Many families come up from the terminal in the direction of the Seamline zone, carrying packages and dressed festively (Ramadan). Workers return from work but not in the usual numbers.  It is apparent that they moved up their work day to return home early  because of Ramadan.  One of the workers told us that this morning, at 05:30, there was a large crowd of people going to work. 

Cars with passengers pass to the West Bank quickly, without people getting out of the vehicles.

Yabed-Dotan Checkpoint – 16:40
Heavy traffic in the direction of Jenin; also cars with Israeli license plates.  Soldiers came down from the pillbox to speak with us. From them we heard that the incident involving the young girl (that Gideon Levy had written about in Haaretz) occurred at the entrance to Mevo-Dotan.

On the way back we saw an army vehicle and two armed soldiers next to the overpass (above the road to Tul Karem).

Tura-Shaked Checkpoint – 16:30
Few people return from work to the West Bank.  A few cars pass through in two directions.  We entered the village of Daher-al Malek to check on the progress of the installation of electrical power.  There are new electricity poles and one for conducting high-voltage electricity is already installed facing the entrance to the village.  The Mukhtar says that within a few days, inshallah, electricity will flow.