Beit Iba, Tue 19.2.08, Afternoon
Fewer people and cars because of the extreme cold. There are two lanes and one humanitarian. The checking today is very careful and people have to even take off shoes and to pass several times through the checking area until there is no squeaking. But soldiers did not stand with drawn guns pointed at the people. We managed to help a sick woman who was waiting for her son in the men's line. We spoke to the soldiers and they brought him forward. There were 3 detainees and we were told that two were wanted and that one had tried to bypass. Later two more men were detained because of trying to bypass and freed after an hour.