North: It is difficult to describe the amount of crowding and helplessness of someone who requests to be extricated from there

Observers: 
Marina B. and Ruthi T. (Reporting) Marcia L., Translation
15/09/2019
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Afternoon

 

In all, we were in Area C and the Seamline Zone from 15:00 until 17:00.

As we usually do, we passed by noisy Barta’a Checkpoint, visited for a short time at Harmish Checkpoint and Ya’bed Checkpoint, where we were free to pass through. This time, a few settlers from Mevo Dotan politely suggested their help to us and we politely declined.

We returned to Barta’a Checkpoint.  It is difficult to describe and even to photograph, the amount of crowding and of the helplessness of someone who requests to be extricated from there.  Yelling and honking appears to help somewhat.  No one turned to us for help, as if everyone already knew how that works.

At Tura Checkpoint we met a resident from Anin, who has to pass through from there, travel around for about an hour in order to return to his village, and costs him 10 shekel. As remembered, next to Anin, there is an agricultural checkpoint that is open twice a week, but the man is prohibited from going through there.  For what reason?

Women dressed elegantly and their ornately dressed little girls, enter the sleeveinfo-icon of the checkpoint (the enclosed entrance to the terminal) on their way to a wedding somewhere beyond the checkpoint.