Al Nashshash, Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Nabi Yunis, Mon 7.12.09, Morning

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Haya O., Hadas A. (reporting)

AM 7:00, Bethlehem - Checkpoint 300:  workers pass through the last check in a few minutes, but there is a huge crowd still inside and people reported to be waiting for 2-3 hours. An official said to us that the pace is satisfying to him and that the delays are the Palestinian's fault. 

9:20 AM, Etzion DCL: during the morning people called to say the soldier is sending them home because there is no policeman today. Chaya made sure that the policeman is present and it was settled. When we got there,   a  few people were inside. Some people were waiting for us outside. Ibrahim came to find out why he can't get a permit. The policeman gave him the form saying it has nothing to do with the police. It turned out that Ibrahim had to argue harshly to get the form. The policeman insisted that he does not have to give him the form.