'Anabta, Ar-Ras, Jit, Jubara (Kafriat), Qalqiliya, Mon 30.6.08, Morning
06:30 Shaar Efraim
There are about 10 cars in line and a small number of Palestinian labourers. No unusual activity.
There is no line of vehicles entering.We see a line of 16 cars waiting to exit. There are brief checks of cars, random checks of the car boot/trunk, cars with Israeli license plates.e depart at 06.50 with a long line of cars behind us despite short checks.
07:20 Shvut Ami.
The place looks empty but opposite, on the other side of the road is a "campsite" with a sign "PIZZA" written on it. We see kids, tents and food containers scattered around.
07:25 it junction is not manned.
Both main entrances to Ramin (above checkpost) are blocked. The only entrance is via the checkpost and a very circuitous route.The checkpost itself is quiet and very little traffic.We have a friendly discussion with the soldiers and leave at 09.50
The junction is quiet with very little traffic. As usual, it is extremely hot. A friendly talk with 2 of the reserve soldiers develops and they are curious to learn about the organization.