'Anin, Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

Tami Ritov (observer), Hannah Heller Vetel (guest), J.H. (translation)

15:00 Anin Checkpoint

The checkpoint opens exactly at 15:00. Twenty-one people and five tractors heavily laden with junk metal (for recycling) pass through without examination. Five minutes later two more people arrive.

We note that not everyone who passes through this checkpoint in the morning returns home via the same route; apparently they can also cross through the Tura Shaked or Barta’a checkpoints.


15:250 Tura Shaked Checkpoint

Seven cars with passengers cross from the seam zone to the West Bank via the checkpoint. Entry and exit through the checkpoint is quick, also for pedestrians passing through the examination room. Few people return from the direction of the West Bank.


15:40 Barta'a Riehan Checkpoint

When we arrive at the checkpoint we notice additional planters with blooming plants and trees. In the fenced-off lane (sleeveinfo-icon) hundreds of laborers disembark toward the terminal, on their way back from work. Most of them came from working in Israel and don’t need to be detained to have their papers examined. The rest of the laborers approach the three biometric machines, all of which are operational and at which there aren’t any lines. Few people are returning from the West Bank to the seam zone, among them a Quran teacher on her way to work in Barta’a; she’ll return in the evening to Jenin and is very happy that the checkpoint is open at night.