Beit Iba, Sun 15.6.08, Morning
Sarah B., Naomi K
07.45 At Beit Iba there are about 25-30 people, mainly students and e checking is random which takes about 5 minutes. There are no detainees and the soldiers and Palestinians ignore us. We stood next to two ecumenical volunteers who told us about the violent incident between Machomwatch and the soldiers on Friday which included the arrival of the police. They showed us pictures where the soldiers are pushing our women and say they will send it to us by e-mail.
Anabtais open and traffic streams through. At Jubara and A-Ras a
friendly soldier opens the gate. At the passage a young Palestinian sits and one of the soldiers tell us that his permit is out of date and that a captain is coming to deal with this. He will sign that the document has been confiscated and the reason so that the man can get a new one from the DCO. The longer this process takes the more difficult it becomes. No lines at A-Ras and no one detained.