As usual, they opened the checkpoint in the the morning, at 07:15—a delay of 45 minutes.

Observers: 
Rachel W. and Hannah H. (Reporting) Marcia L., Translation
24/09/2019
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Afternoon

 

15:15 – 16:40

15:15 – Ya’bed Checkpoint

Next to the checkpoint, on the side of the road, there is an army vehicle, whose passengers observe the traffic.  At the checkpoint itself, there are no soldiers and there is much vehicular traffic in two directions:  to the east in the direction of Jenin and to the west, in the direction of the Seamline Zone.  In the area around the checkpoint, electrical light poles are installed.

15:30 – Barta’a Checkpoint

Tens of workers (who didn’t pass through this checkpoint in the morning) return home to the West Bank, most of them construction workers in the city of Harish.  They leave the lower parking lot and enter the many transports waiting to take them home.

One after another, cars enter the upper parking lot and groups of workers go down the sleeveinfo-icon, the enclosed path to the checkpoint.

A white car, decorated for a wedding and some families pass through to the West Bank, for the festive celebration.  Women return from Jenin to Barta’a, with purchases.

16:20 – Tura Checkpoint

It is hot, the area is dirty.  The soldiers sit in their booths.  One tender, whose driver already arranged the passage, waits next to the gate for approximately ten minutes, until the soldiers raise the barrier and allow him to leave.  The driver tells us the delay is “just because, and not the first time”.  Workers return from their work in the Seamline Zone and tell us that as usual, they opened the checkpoint in the the morning, at 07:15—a delay of 45 minutes.