Bethlehem (300)

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Clair Oren, Translation: Naomi Gal

09:30 to 11:00

Most of the time only two windows are open and occasionally quite a long line is formed. For a short while they opened another window. Twice the senior commander arrived and passed women through the gate between the two windows.

Two elderly women were turned back. They arrived without permits and according to the commander they do so repeatedly.

The security guard knew nothing about Machsomwatch but was interested.

Two Ecumenical volunteers came from the Palestinian side of the checkpoint and said that in the morning the passage was much faster than it is now.

The commander claims that the situation has improved considerably lately and that they are opening more sleeveinfo-icon/tracks and more windows during peak hours.