Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Nabi Yunis, Wed 15.10.08, Morning
Bethlehem: Today is Succot (the Feast of Tabernacles) and Palestine is under total closure. Nobody out, nobody in, except for medical problems and church workers.
Rachel's Crossing: only one counter open. The woman soldier in the window is hostile, conversely the security guard is friendly and curious. Unlike ordinary days, there is no supervision of him.
Nabi Yunis: heavy traffic, all from south to north, or perhaps eastward. All in Palestinian territory with no checkpoints.
Etzion DCL: to our surprise the DCL is functioning as usual. Some 70 people waiting in line to enter the office. Most of them have come to renew their magnetic cards.
Two or three requested our help in cancelling their prohibition of entry as Shabak blacklisted.