ריחן, שקד, Sat 15.5.10, Morning
0700 Rihan checkpoint
Saturday morning at the checkpoint. People are obedient - getting in five at a time. Inside the terminal two windows are open. Many people fill up the exit sleeve, collage students cross over to the American University in Jenin. Its exams time now. Many "good mornings" are exchanged in Hebrew/Arabic /English. A few are interested in the young guest asking if she had join our shifts.
0810 - A line of 4 vehicles, waiting for a bus from Barta'a to complete its inspection. About 8 cars leave the vehicles' inspection post. More than 6 vans are in a waiting position.
People stand under the shed talking. The site is quiet. Two cars pass by. A student waits. The gate to the cabin is shut. After a few minutes it opens and she goes through. Soldiers give a glance and don't come over to inquire.
In the absence of traffic we went to look at the beautiful Tobacco field near the checkpoint.
0840 - We left.