RAMALLAH March 13 (JMCC) - Qalandiya
checkpoint south of Ramallah
is manned by a friendly policeman who has no authority, and surly Israeli military and security guards who have all the power in the world, writes Ami Issacharoff and Amos Harel for Haaretz
At Qalandiyah, chaos rules. There are huge traffic jams at all hours of the day, as cars try to crowd into the two lanes allocated for security checks. The air is filled with honking horns, quarrels, curses and soldiers shouting through loudspeakers. Young children offer to sell pirated CDs or wash drivers' windows for money, and spit at the drivers or threaten to break their windows if they refuse.
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