ברטעה-ריחן, טורה-שקד

Observers: 
Rachelle H.and Noa L. (reporting) Marcia L., Translation
Feb-10-2018
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Morning

 

06:50 - 07:25 - Tura- Shaked Checkpoint

The soldiers arrive at the checkpoint at 06:55 and organize quickly.  Today everything works without problems that we can see.  At 07:05, the first Palestinians leave from the West Bank to the Seamline Zone.  As usual, only a few cross here in both directions, including cars. The passage is quick.

07:35 - 08:00 - Barta'a-Reihan Checkpoint

The traffic is at its peak at this hour. Large groups go up from the terminal and pass through to the parking lot. There are many cars in the lots and others waiting or gather passengers. 

4 windows are open in the terminal and it doesn't look like there are lines. We weren't able to measure the time it took for individuals to pass through.  It looked like the passage was quick with no delays, however, no one told us anything different.  Several people came to us about permits, which were taken from them because they suddenly became prohibited, by the General Security Services, from passing through to Israel. We gave them Sylvia's telephone numbers.

On the traffic island, there is continuing work on the gardening:  they planted small palm trees, to improve the appearance of the occupation.