Barta'a-Reihan, Tura-Shaked

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Karin Atdagi, Leah Reichman.  Chana Stein translating

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.

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A man passes with a wagon hitched to a donkey. He sends us a friendly smile. 

07:30 We leave. We did not manage to visit A’anin, for which we are sorry.