Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Roni Shalit, Hannah Heller (reporting). Translation: Hannah Stein Chana Stein translating.

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.