Beit Ummar, Bethlehem, Etzion DCL, Sun 11.1.09, Morning

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Chaya A., Ada G. (reporting)

07:00 AM, Bethlehem - Checkpoint 300:  four windows are open. Each of these with a line of about 25 persons. They say that today the passage is OK.

A man who has been working in a synagogue in Jerusalem for many years is not allowed to pass. That is a recurring event for some days already, and there is some mishap. It is not clear what the hitch is. With the help of Chana the man passed.

The apparatus for hand-prints should be set up at the checkpoints, and the people should not  be made to go to the DLC every time the reading of the  hand-print is not clear. The location of the apparatus for the final decision should be known to all, and the sooner the better. 

07:00 AM, Beit Ummar:
everal people are waiting for us. One problem for example – a not so young person, married to two women but without children, does not get a work-permit, because he has no children! He is punished twice. 

08:00 AM, Etzion DCL:  very few people, some 20, most request a magnetic card.