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

Observers: 
Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting Translation: Bracha B.A.
Jan-9-2017
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Morning

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

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A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are
planting new olive trees.


 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.

 

 

09.01.2017 Morning Anin, Tura Shaked, Barta`a

Karin A., (photos, Driver), Roni, Reporting

Translation: Bracha B.A.

 

06:40 – Aanin Checkpoint

We arrived a bit late and met dozens of people who had already crossed the checkpoint, among them many young people who had received permits.  We were told that the checkpoint had opened on time and that the soldiers were letting people through without delay.   The farmers are cleaning up the orchards after the olive harvest and planting new trees.  About 60 people crossed together with five tractors.  One of them carried olive tree saplings.  The village of A'anin has grown in the past few years.  There are new houses on the ridge opposite the checkpoint, a new school, and the road that connects the village with Jenin.    In 1974 there were about 700 residents and there are now three thousand!  Our red-headed friend that we drove to Um A Reihan explained that a lot of the land that surrounds the village and the checkpoint up to Um A Reihan belongs to residents of A'anin.     

 

Photo: A'anin Checkpoint: After the olive harvest farmers are planting new olive trees.

 

07:05 – Tura – Shaked Checkpoint

Here, too, most of the workers have already crossed from the West Bank to the seamline zone.  We were told that the checkpoint opened shortly after 06:30and that people were crossing quickly.   People are waiting for their rides and work at all kinds of jobs.  Cars entered and left in both directions and things are moving quickly.  We left at 07:20.

 

07:30 – Barta'a Reihan Checkpoint

There are relatively few cars parked in the Palestinian parking lot today.  New rest rooms have been built at the entrance to the parking lot.   There is also a separation between cars that are entering and those exiting.   On the other hand, there is no awning for people to stand under while they are waiting to enter the terminal, but there is a booth for the security guards.  At this hour there is no line and everyone who arrives goes in immediately to be checked. 

Inspections for trucks with cargo have not yet begun.  We talked with people who were waiting outside for various reasons and hoped for the best.   A young man came up to us who had just received a new magnetic card, but he was not allowed to cross because he does not appear on the computer.  We tried to help him.  Four construction workers who are tile layers: an older man and three young men, returned home from Harish after a quarrel with their boss, who had demanded something from them that they did not want and they left work.  They claim they "are on strike.  If we don't work for a day or two he'll ask us to come back."

 

At 07:55 they began inspecting the trucks and we left.