Tura-Shaked checkpoint: Military garbage - as a trademark

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Rachel Weizman and Ruthi Tuval (reporting, Photos) Translation: Bracha Ben-Avraham

15:30 Tura Shaked Checkpoint,

The litter, which has become the trademark of this checkpoint, has spread to include the inside of the sleeveinfo-icon and the soldiers don’t intend to lift a finger.   Traffic was flowing in both directions without delay.   W. from Tura complained that he is not allowed to graze his flock of sheep in the seamline zone as he once was.  he had approached the District Coordination and Liaison Office and was refused.  We have his phone number and will attempt to find out more about this.

16:00 We drove past Barta’a Checkpoint.  Many people were already hurrying down the long sleeve.  The sides of the road were free of cars, so it appeared that the police had been here recently.

16:08 – Yaabed Dotan Checkpoint - Rachel

There was a new area in front of the memorial or Moshe Tamam that was erected here recently after his murderer was freed.  Many cars were zigzagging from one side to the other without delay.  A soldier observed us from the pillbox and many drivers waved to us in greeting.

16:30 – Barta’a Reihan Checkpoint - Seamline Zone Side

We drove past the crowded parking lots on the Palestinian side again.   Many workers were not aware of the upcoming closureinfo-icon.  A security guard reminded us that this checkpoint is open 365 days a year.    We assumed that people who work in Barta’a can cross.  Someone returning from work in Israel informed us confidently that the closure would begin next Monday afternoon at 16:00 and continue for two days.    People would work on Thursday despite what was publicized in Israel.  All we can do is to expect the repercussions upon the lives of residents of the northern West bank because of the six prisoners who escaped from the Gilboa prison that took place last night.