15:35. Turah checkpoint
Cars and people pass in both directions with no problem. Once again we hear complaints about the late opening of the checkpoint – only at 07:00 – on Thursdays through Saturdays, which makes people late for work.
16:00. Barta’ah checkpoint
The Chabad Hanukkah menorah is already installed in a central spot at the checkpoint.
Many workers return, mostly from Harish. At the exit towards the parking lot there is a lot of crowding. Only one turnstile is working and it serves also the few people returning from shopping in Jenin. These are mostly women and children.
A 56-year-old man turns to us. He has been refused a permanent permit that man his age are entitled to. The reason – one of his sons served time in an Israeli jail ten years ago. As for his other sons – they were allowed to join the construction workers in Harish, and received permits. But he was refused. We referred him to Tami.