At the Tura checkpoint, the husband passes and the wife is refused. Why?

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Rachel W. and Ruti T. (Reporting) Marcia L., Translation

06:30 – 08:30


We spent about two hours in the checkpoints north of the West Bank and the springtime fields between them:  Barta’a-Reihan Checkpoint- round trip; Ya’bed-Dotan and Tura-Shaked Checkpoints.


We didn’t see anything unusual.  Many workers were picked up for work in Israel and in the Seamline Zone. We saw a line of cars on their way to inspection; muddy parking lots filled with cars; cars crossing without delay at Emek Dotan.


Only at Tura Checkpoint did a man turn to us and request that his wife be allowed to pass through the checkpoint.  He doesn’t know why she was refused. Only once did they allow her to cross, not as his wife, but as a worker in the olive harvest.  The Palestinian Authority told him there is no chance that she will get a permit.  Despite this, he will try to get help from Sylvia.


Between the Palestinian village of Emricha and the settlement of Hermesh, we looked for and found the field of red Adonis.