Bethlehem (300)

Clair Oren observing and reporting. Translation: Naomi Gal

2 windows are open. Many people are passing. More than there are on other Fridays.

2 rooky women soldiers. They are curious about me, they don’t know MahsomWatch.

A brief explanation and then one of the soldiers says: And then you pass your report to the leftist media.

I begin explaining that most of the Israeli media is a far cry from being leftist and the other soldier chips in and continues: Yes, she is right, I studied communication and the Israeli media is not at all leftist.

They went on to explain why some of the Palestinians are prevented…

With the first soldier I had another brief conversation about the meaning of the word “occupation”.

Quite a long line was formed of people waiting for checking but they all passed relatively fast.

For the first time in quite a while an Ecumenical volunteer was present.