Abu Dis, Ras Abu Sbitan (Olive Terminal), Walaja, Mon 14.10.13, Morning

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Idit S., Anat T. (reporting and filming)


We drove to Walaje to see what's new with construction and with the checkpoints.  We saw how the wall winds around the village and encloses it.  For the house left outside, there's a small doorway for passage, but the question is: where's the key?  From our experience, it's mostly not found.

The road to Jerusalem is open, but at its end there's a checkpoint open only to Israelis.  And so, one more Palestinian village is disconnected from the metropolitan life while the adjacent Israeli suburb, Har Gilo, sprouts new buildings and its residents move freely to the Israeli capital.

Olive Terminal

We witnessed the arrest of two youths who had crossed the unfinished fence in the area.  They were lead to the hill and into the checkpoint from the posterior side which is not open.

Traffic at the checkpoint was lively and no lines were reported