Reihan, Shaked, Wed 11.3.09, Morning

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Observers: Hedva H., Nava R. (Reporting)

Translation: Bracha B.A.

07:45-09:30 Shaked-Tura CheckpointWorkers who work in the seamline zone and herds of goats have passed through.  One of the workers complained that it took him an hour to get through and another said that it took him a half hour.  Their employers are waiting in their cars. Cars pass through quickly in both directions.All those who passed through said that “The soldiers are OK.”

09:40 – 10:20 Reihan-Barta’a Checkpoint
Four cars are being checked and two others are waiting. 
At 10:00 five tenders loaded with goods drive into the inspection area.  Another tender arrives in the parking lot.  There is almost no pedestrian traffic.   
A resident of the West Bank tells us that his daughter married a man from the village of Dahar el Malak in the seamline zone, and went to live there with his family. The daughter, who gave birth a few days ago, quarreled with her mother-in-law and her two sisters-in-law.  The father wants to visit her and help her.  He received a permit to enter the seamline zone from the Liaison and Coordination Administration in Salem for Friday, March 13th for only one day.  The man arrived at the checkpoint today anyway, [hoping to get through] but he was not permitted to go through “two days too early.” 
We called the Liaison and Coordination Administration and explained to the soldier there about the young mother’s difficult situation and her father’s desire to help and end the family dispute.  The young soldier at the Liaison and Coordination Administration showed sensitivity and understanding and said that if the father would come to the Liaison and Coordination Administration they would change his permit so that he could go today despite the closureinfo-icon. 
It should be emphasized that the daughter does not live in Israel, but in the seamline zone.