Al Nashshash, Beit Ummar, Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Nabi Yunis, Mon 20.9.10, Morning
Bethlehem - Checkpoint 300, 7:00 am: four booths open, no lines. The Palestinians say the crossing operates very well today. The representative of the ecumenicals says the humanitarian crossing opened late.
07:20 am, Hussan: no activity.
07:30 am, Al Nashshash: a policeman stops a Palestinian car at the traffic roundabout.
08:20 am, DCO Etzion DCL: about sixty people waiting. They've prepared a list, and enter according to the list. There's no policeman on duty today, and there won't be one in the next few days. No notice is posted to that effect.
08:40 Beit Ummar: no activity.
09:00 Nabi Yunis: we dealt with various problems.
09:45 : on our way home we stopped again at Beit Umar to explain the convoluted procedure for obtaining a specific police permit. It really is complicated.