'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Observers: 
Tami Rituv, Leah Reichman (Reporting) Translation: Bracha Ben-Avraham
Jan-16-2017
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Morning

Reihan – Barta'a Checkpoint

There is a new arrangement in the parking lot and a concrete barrier separates pedestrians from the parked vehicles.  There are a lot of people but the waiting line is not particularly long.   Most of the workers are young people.  It's good that they have the opportunity to make a living and have work, but on the other hand I wish they had a more promising career.  One person told us that some people arrive as early as 03:30 in the morning.   When do they manage to be at home and to rest and sleep?  It is freezing cold here.  Groups of 50, 30, and then 80 people enter at one time and then the cycle is repeated again.  A young man standing next to us is wearing a shirt that says "Journey to Poland."  Strange and interesting.  People cross very quickly.  Someone complained that people are being delayed in the terminal.  

06:30 – A'anin Checkpoint

There are about 100 people crossing but everyone crossed very quickly and everything is quick and efficient.  The sunrise is spectacular. 

07:00 – Tura Shaked Checkpoint

There are a few people at the checkpoint and the schools are on vacation.  We left at 07:30.