Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Observers: 
Hasida S., Leah R. (Reporting), Marcia L., Translation
Aug-10-2016
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Afternoon

15:40  Tura-Shaked Checkpoint

The place seems empty.  From time to time a person appears or a car passes.  The whole area it is dirty and run down.  In the shed there isn’t even a place to sit.  Everything is broken down and dirty.  Hasida, who has not visited the place recently, was amazed at the growing neglect.

The village of Daher el Malec still has no connection to the electricity system. The village could be connected, even “temporarily,” to the existing infrastructure near by: there is an electricity line very close to the village.  Perhaps the Occupation Authorities want to preserve the pastoral atmosphere…

 

16:10  Ya’bed-Dotan Checkpoint

Passage is free and open, the cars pass with no delay.  Young men in a car happily wave to us, stop, and out comes S., who hugs us with joy.  He limps a bit after a traffic accident, is a bit heavier, but is in good spirits.  He sends greetings to everyone.

 

16:30   Barta’a-Reihan Checkpoint

Unlike the morning, when people are still a bit sleepy, now everyone is full of energy and happy to return home.  There are a lot of young people; it appears that the passage is orderly, with no problems.  A couple from Umm el Fahm tells us they were visiting a doctor in the West Bank, who gave them tips how to give birth to boys. They have only girls. The mother is interested in having a son while the father is crazy about his daughters. We all laugh, wish them health and part amically.

צפון 10/08/2016