Qalandiya

Place: 
Observers: 
Roni Hammermann, Ruti Barkai, Vivy Sury, Tamar Fleishman; Translator:Tal H.
17/06/2016
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Morning

Qalandiya
Second Friday of the Ramadan month

image001.jpgOn the second Friday of the Ramadan month, there was more but less.

More people than a week ago and a lot less than in previous years.
The collective punishment which has been and still will be exerted is quite noticeable in people’s facial expression.

Order is maintained – no problems. There are orders – and no exceptions.

Whoever is permitted, crosses the checkpoint, and whoever is not – is turned away.

A production line in a perfectly functioning state-of-the-art production plant.

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This goody-flowy harmony was broken when Larisa needed to go to the toilet and Stefan agreed to accompany her. After all man is not a steel-made tank. When you got to go, you got to go… Human beings have needs. Even soldiers. So when Larisa and Stefan went, the cogwheels stopped, the production line froze, and the women’s line stood in place. Only when the two returned did moving order return with them.

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