'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked
15:00 – 16:12
15:00 – Anin Checkpoint
The checkpoint is already open. Everyone there entered together and passed through immediately. Three tractors are loaded with furniture: chairs, bicycles and sacks enter and pass through without inspection. Workers continue to come and they also pass through immediately. I asked if there had been problems lately with agricultural permits and was told that permits are given but only to people who present documents that identify them as legal heirs of areas in the Seamline Zone.
15:30 – Tura-Shaked Checkpoint
The checkpoint is quiet and the soldiers look bored. A woman from Umm Reihan who today lives in Jenin and comes with her husband to visit family, tells us that they have a permanent permit to pass through Tura or Barta’a with a car. There are a few workers and two commercial vehicles pass in two directions – the passage is fast. One of those who passes through tells us that there are rumors that soon there will be more permits to work in Israel.
15:30 – Barta’a-Reihan Checkpoint
The checkpoint is relatively quiet. Today there is still a closure and only workers who work in the Seamline Zone went to work. Cars pass through to the West Bank immediately; cars from the West Bank to the Seamline Zone get a strict inspection in the inspection shelter.