Dawn at Irtach Checkpoint

Edith Maor and Nitza Herzog

We hadn't been at the checkpoint for more than a month because of vacations and holidays. We arrived a little before opening, and saw a large crowd waiting. The gatesinfo-icon opened a few minutes before 4:00. The first people we timed got through in five minutes, later ones took fifteen minutes.

It is hard to see people jammed together like a herd of sheep.