'Anin, Reihan, Shaked, Thu 24.1.08, Morning
Sima S., Neta J. (reporting)
Translation: Devorah K.
06:10 A'anin CP
An orange sun rises in the east while a white moon floats in the west, and in the middle there is the network of fences and gates. A hummer and soldiers and dozens of Palestinians are waiting to go through.
The passage is slow, as we have noted lately at this CP.
06:40 The soldiers allow the waiting people to enter the compound between the gates.
A man arrives with three children who are not listed on his ID card. The man goes through but the children are turned back.
07:00 There are still about 30 people and three tractors waiting.
07:10 Shaked-Tura CP
People are waiting on the other side of the fence (on the West Bank side ). Those going through complain that today the inspection in the pavilion is especially slow. Those going to the West Bank are not inspected in the pavilion.
An officer, the CP commander, is careful to open only one wing of the gate.
A car with people from the Ministry of Education in Jenin goes through to the West Bank.
Women students go through on their way to an examination. The schools are still on vacation.
07:45 About 15 people are still waiting beyond the gate.
We call the DCO to tell them about how slow the passage is at the A'anin and the Shaked-Tura CPs. The answer is that the soldiers are doing the best they can.
08:00 Reihan-Barta'a CP
People are emerging from the sleeve to their drivers and to the employers waiting for them in the upper parking lot (seamline zone). One of the employers says that he has been waiting more than an hour and a half for his workers, who are stuck in the inspection rooms of the pavilion inside the terminal.
Four pickup trucks with agricultural goods are admitted into the inspection courtyard.
08:45 About 20 people, including women and children, are waiting in front of the gate to the terminal. They cannot enter because the soldiers are fixing something in the electronic equipment of the fence. After a few moments, the gate opens and the people dissapear into the terminal. The work goes on and the gate is closed again, until it opens for another group of people.
Our friend, the driver A. tells us that the Ameriha-Mavo-Dothan CP opens at 04:30, but those going through there are only allowed to go through that CP. According to him, a few of the mobile blockades and CPs from the Jenin-Nablus road have been cancelled.