Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim)

Edith Maor and Nitza Herzog

The checkpoint opened on time at 4:00. People we observed got through in 5-6 minutes at the start, 15-18 minutes later.

Our impression is that everything was calm.

Sundays are more crowded, but the time taken to get through the checkpoint was the same.

As usual, after getting checked through, people stand around for considerable periods before going on to work.