'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Hannah Heller, Leah Reichman (reporting)

Barta’a – Rehan checkpoint

0.45. The workers, mostly young, run to the gathering point in the parking lot. Many of them are for building in Harish, but also to nearby villages. All greet us frienlily, believing in our influence. “You are here, we pass quickly.”

The café is in demand, to warm up a little and to relax a while before a hard day’s work. The space near the turnstile has turned into a place for prayer.  This is new – and precisely young men. A number of workers approach us, asking us to help organize the erection of a cover as protection against rain and wind, as well as sun.

06.35. A’anin checkpoint.  Many men have already passed. The village head approaches.  He tells us that A’anin possessed much land that today are not worked for various reasons:  they are not accessible, and there are not permits. In my opinion, we should check this matter.

07.00. Tura-Shaked checkpoint

 It is very quiet here. The soldiers are all okay, except for one woman soldier who works slowly (according to one of those passing).  A pupil arrives, and after him the little ones holding hands.

0.30. We left.