They took people’s keys and then gave them back, or they put them aside and said something like, “Bye, go home”? Yeah, like that. They confiscated a lot of IDs, of people who weren’t allowed to cross, or something like that. They were supposed to return at night and ask for them back before they closed the checkpoint, at eight p.m.
So they’d wait all day? They could go back to their side, to the Palestinian side, as long as they didn’t cross the checkpoint.
Why do you confiscate someone’s ID? As a punishment. People weren’t allowed to cross, but they tried anyway.