down the checkpoint

Internet problems and religious festivals – Eid al Fitr and Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year – have conspired to get in the way of blogging over the past few days.
On Friday I returned to the Kalandia checkpoint for a whole morning, getting a feel for the situation and taking photos. It happened to be a particularly dramatic day to be there – the last Friday in Ramadan is one of the holiest days of the year for Muslims and there were throngs wanting to cross from the West Bank into Jerusalem to pray at Al Aqsa mosque and Dome of the Rock.
Many passed through but many others were refused…