Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Observers: 
Rochele H, Noa L.  (Reporting) Marcia L., Translation
Jan-14-2017
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Morning

06:50 – 07:20, Tura-Shaked Checkpoint

The soldiers arrived at the checkpoint in a transportation vehicle and the checkpoint was opened exactly on time, at 07:00.  Immediately the first workers walk out.  It is very cold and a bit rainy and there are not many people at this hour.  Pedestrians and cars pass quickly in two directions:  from the Seamline Zone to the West Bank and from the West Bank to the Seamline Zone.

 

07:30 - -8:00, Barta’a-Reihan Checkpoint

The parking lots are full of cars and many people wait for transportation.  The traffic flows.  Four inspection windows are open in the terminal. We counted about 5-7 minutes’ passage for two people we picked randomly.  It seems that some of those passing through despaired from finding work today and they retrace their steps from the Seamline Zone to the West Bank.

We took details from one man who asked for help in requesting to have his name removed as someone prohibited from entering Israel.