ברטעה-ריחן, טייבה-רומנה, עאנין

Observers: 
Neta Golan, Shuli Bar (reporting, Photos) Translation: Bracha Ben-Avraham
Jan-19-2017
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Morning

Reihan – Barta'a Checkpoint 06:20

 

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People crossing quickly at Barta'a Checkpoint

 

It is rush hour at the checkpoint and hundreds of workers are crossing to the seamline zone and to Israel.  While we observed it appeared that crossing was reasonably quick and the line moved forward as people entered the terminal.  Security guards from the Palestinian security company wearing black uniforms and armed with clubs walked around the lower parking low.  .In the upper parking lot there were many vehicles waiting for people who had crossed the checkpoint and were on their way to work. 

A'anin Checkpoint 06:40

 

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Anin checkpoint at dawn

Many people crossed the checkpoint: men, women, small children, young people, and two tractors.   The soldiers sent a 65-year-old man home despite the fact that a man his age is permitted to cross without a permit.   The shift commander claimed that they had checked and that they were told not to let him cross because he was carrying a false permit.

A group of women and children crossed to pay a condolence call in Um A-Reihan.

Tibeh Romemma Checkpoint 08:00
At least 30 people and two tractors crossed without delay.   Only two parents were not permitted to cross with their children because children are permitted to cross with an agricultural permit, but are not permitted to cross with a worker's permit.