06:00 Barta’a-Rehan Checkpoint
Many people have already passed through and many more are coming up from the terminal. They pass and then wait for transport. In the courtyard, there is a very long queue. More than a hundred people enter at once and the line grows anew when more and more people arrive. They are building the Land of Israel. A driver chats with us: he has nine sons. I asked if he also had daughters; yes, three daughters. He has also eight grandchildren, he loves them all and for them all to visit him. There is room for all. He particularly likes the little ones.
A young man complains that he is not permitted to pass, although his permit shows that he is should go through without a magnetic card. A phone call to the DCO does not help; there is no officer, no one to talk to.
Anna sent a safety car seat to the driver who had been fined because his small child did not sit on one.
06:45 Tura-Shaked Checkpoint
The checkpoint opens now, instead of at 06:30. About 50 people are waiting to enter. For the “upper crust,” all is permissible. Passage was very slow, people coming out one at a time and very slowly. There is no one to ask why. Everyone is clearly very angry. A man passes with a wagon hitched to a donkey. He sends us a friendly smile. A cart passes with a galloping horse – pleasant sight and sound.
07:30 We leave. We did not manage to visit A’anin, for which we are sorry.