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

Ruti Toval, Rachel Weizmann (observers), J.H. (translation)

15:20 Anin Checkpoint

Waiting at the checkpoint when we arrive are three tractors and about thirty people. The tractors are laden with old plastic chairs and other worn equipment.

The soldiers arrive at 15:30 in order to open the checkpoint gate. Everyone passes through quickly without being checked, including the tractors.

The checkpoint and its vicinity are littered with garbage.

Occasionally individuals arrive and pass through.


16:00 Tura Shaked Checkpoint

The checkpoint is sleepy, as usual. A few people and cars pass through.

The tarp has been repaired, again providing the semblance of a roof.

We’re under the impression that the checkpoint’s surroundings are less dirty than usual.


16:20 Barta'a Riehan Checkpoint

Passing through the checkpoint is a continuous flow of laborers who cross quickly, without being examined.

A man approaches us on behalf of his friend, who doesn’t speak Hebrew. He fell from a ladder while working on a construction site in Harish. He was injured in the leg and hand and could barely walk when we met him. The owner didn’t take him to see a doctor, but rather only allowed him to rest until the end of the work day. He was sent home without any medical attention. The man tells us that this is practically a daily occurrence at the site. We give him the number for Kav LaOved, the Worker’s Hotline, so that he can verify his rights.