06:00 – 07:30
06:00 - Barta’a-Reihan Checkpoint
It is raining very hard but most of the construction workers and workers in the industrial area of Shaked (shahak) go to work. They hide from the rain under two sheds and in the sleeve (the enclosed passage leading in and out of the terminal), and wait with a cup of coffee for transportation. Four windows are open in the terminal and the passage is quick. Our friend B., who has worked for years in the industrial area of Shaked, is delayed by a female soldier. She complains that his permit is cancelled. After clarification with the manager of the factory and deputy commander of the checkpoint, the matter is settled. They tell us that one factory is closed there and in the carpet factory they cut back on the work hours. Many request Sylvia’s slips (of her team telephone numbers, to ask help about the way to renew cancelled permits).
06:55 – Tura-Shaked Checkpoint
The checkpoint is open but not many pass through. A number of cars pass through in two directions. Children arrive with transportation from Daher el Malec, they pass through quickly, with no inspection, and after the checkpoint they continue by foot to school in Tura. For those who study further on, the parents organized transportation by taxis.
The weather improved, a few workers now pass to the Seamline Zone.