Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim)

Edith Maor and Nitza Herzog

Exactly at 4:00, as we were walking towards the building we heard the announcement that work was starting.

The first people we checked got through the checkpoint in 10 minutes, later people needed 13 - 17 minutes.

At one point we spoke to a guard to report a turnstile that wasn't working; soon thereafter it was fixed.

Our impression is that fewer people than usual came through today, probably because of the wet weather.

We left after an hour, seeing no special problems.