'Anabta, Habla, Irtah (Sha'ar Efrayim), Ras 'Atiya, Mon 24.5.10, Afternoon

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Svetlana K., Maria K., (guests), Alix W. (reporting)


11:45 Gate 1392 Habla Agricultural Gate

We arrive and find the gate closed, waited but still no one arrives to open it. We stop by the nursery to inquire and find out that the army has changed the hours to accommodate the Bedouin children returning home from school with the bus only at 12:30.

11:45 Ras Atiya
We drive to Ras Atiya, but find the new barrier completed and completely closed.
No one can pass. Down the security road we see two soldiers sitting and trucks coming out and traveling up the road.

15:00 Anabta
Vehicles lined up from both sides, moving slowly, a back up of about 7 vehicles at both sides.

15:15 Sha'ar Efraim
A constant flow of people returning home, but no lines or waiting, although only 2 booths are open, several Palestinians tell us we should have been there in the morning.