Reihan, Shaked, Wed 2.6.10, Morning
09:00 Shaked-Tura checkpoint
School children cross over back into the SeamLine zone. Returning from exams in school.Once again we came across the ambulance that drives between the villages offering medical aid for Nis3.00. The ambulance went through the checkpoint within fifteen minutes. The driver reported that in some checkpoints passage take as long as 40 minutes thus they waist a lot of work time.
10:00 More pupils/students came running to get to the gate on time before the break (10:00-12:00) there may be more schoolchildren that were left behind.
10:10 - Rihan-Barta'a checkpoint
We were told that two groups of truck (loaded with agriculture goods from the West Bank into the SeamLine zone) were already after inspection and had driven their way. The third group is under inspection at this time, There were no other trucks.
Very few pedestrians had crossed over on both sides of the gate.
11:30 I drove back through Barta'a. Merchants there report of slow business. very few Israelis buyer.