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

Observers: 
Hagar D., Hannah Heller. Marcia L, translation
Dec-23-2020
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Afternoon

15:15 – Anin Checkpoint

Next to the checkpoint, M. and his son were already waiting with their tractor.  They know that the checkpoint opens at 15:15. We think it opens only at 15:30, but evidently the army doesn’t know that the opening hour is fixed. In the past weeks, they come when they have time. Most of the people indeed return home via breaches in the fence, but there are some, especially those with tractors, who wait to cross “legally.”

At 15:45 we call the District Command and they tell us they will look into it.  Later, M. told us that they opened the checkpoint only at 16:10.

On the way to Tura Checkpoint, a mourning tent was set up in memory of Esther Horgan, with memorial and consolation inscriptions on its walls.

15:50 – Tura Checkpoint

Five cars with one or two passengers pass to the West Bank and two cars with passengers arrive from the West Bank to the Seamline Zone. The passage in both directions was fast.  A resident of Tura passes to the Seamline Zone and walks with satisfaction.  He tells us that this is the first time in three months that he has crossed the checkpoint. 

16:05 – Barta’a Checkpoint

As usual, hundreds of workers return at this hour from working in Israel and the Seamline Zone.  Th renovations at the checkpoint continue.  The shed is renovated and got another bathroom.  The sleeveinfo-icon’s roofing) is finished and building materials lay on the side of the road.  What else is being planned?  It appears that the annexation of the Seamline Zone is final and the “border” moves here.