Barta'a checkpoint: they broke through a fence, were caught, reprimanded
North 20.07.2021 AfternoonEid Ul Fitir [The Muslim Holiday of the Sacrifice] – 15:25-16:30
On our way to Tura Checkpoint near the small mosque in the seamline zone we saw a family getting out of a car dressed in holiday clothes. They were walking towards the hole in the fence to visit relatives in the West Bank.
Tura – Shaked Checkpoint –15:30 – A group of men in holiday clothes from the village of Arara near Jenin were crossing to attend a wedding in Um Reihan in the seamline zone after receiving a special permit to cross at Tura and to remain in the seamline zone for four days. One of them told us that he is a merchant and has a permanent permit to cross at Barta’a Checkpoint.
Several families and cars crossed in both directions.
A young man who works in a bakery in Haifa returned to Tura, and was pleased to talk about his experiences with our driver Pierre.
Barta’a Reihan Checkpoint, 16:00 – We passed by the hole in the separation barrier near Route 611. Soldiers from the border patrol caught two Palestinians who had planned to cross through the hole and wrote them a reprimand.