'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Jubara (Kafriat), Sun 15.6.08, Morning

Sara B., Naomi K. (reporting) Translation: Galia S.


No special restrictions.


08:45 – The passage is free and streaming.

Jubara, Ar-Ras

09:15 – A friendly soldier opens the gate for us. A Palestinian youth sits at the passage from Jubara to Ar-Ras. To our question about him, one of the soldiers explains that his permit expired a week ago and it is supposed to be taken from him only by an officer. They have already sent for one who is supposed to arrive and take away the expired permit. The officer will state the reason for confiscating the document and sign his statement, which will enable the Palestinian to get a new one at the DCO [District Coordination Office of the IDF Civil Administration that handles passage permits]. The longer the time since the expiration date, the more complicated the renewal is.

At Ar-Ras checkpoint there are no delays and no lines.