By EA Lesley, Southern West Bank
“Good morning”, a young man greets me. “Good morning” I reply, chancing a smile. “Is it always busy?” I ask. “Yes, especially on Sundays. It is terrible, we are not machines”. I notice that he did not say we are not animals but not machines. Machines are automatic; human beings feel. “Where are you going today?” I ask. “To work on the buildings”, he says, adding, “I have a degree in English”. His friend pipes up from behind, “I am a Physics graduate”. He too was queuing at the checkpoint to go to work on the buildings in Israel.