Israel introduces ‘Palestinian only’ bus lines, following complaints from Jewish settlers

Afikim bus company to have special buses for Palestinian workers commuting from the West Bank to jobs in central Israel; announcement follows complaints from settlers that Palestinians are a security risk.

Starting on Monday, certain buses running from the West Bank into central Israel will have separate lines for Jews and Arabs.

The Afikim bus company will begin operating Palestinian-only bus lines from the checkpoints to Gush Dan to prevent Palestinians from boarding buses with Jewish passengers. Palestinians are not allowed to enter settlements, and instead board buses from several bus stops on the Trans-Samaria highway.

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2 comments

  1. Follow Up:

    Unknown assailants have set fire to two buses which Israel began operating as Palestinians-only lines to be used by Palestinian labourers travelling between the West Bank and Israel.

    Read more: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2013/03/20133514230798542.html

  2. Al Jazeera’s ‘Inside Story’ focused on the question of apartheid in relation to this case. The full program can be watched at http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/insidestory/2013/03/20133974953205808.html

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