Thinking Aloud: Palestinian Buses, Separate But Equal?

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Not What You Might Think

Mar. 5, 2013 by Darius

This week, two new bus lines are going into service in Israel:  designed for Palestinians only.  The move comes ostensibly to make life easier for the tens of thousands of Palestinians who live in the West Bank but work in Israel.  Unfortunately, motives might not be so pure.  There have been numerous reports of Israeli settlers in the West Bank complaining about having to ride with Palestinians and even footage of Palestinians being illegally forced to get off buses.  (Source:  Israel Introduces ‘Palestinian Only’ Bus Lines, Following Complaints from Jewish Settlers,”  Haaretz [Israel], March 3, 2013, http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-introduces-palestinian-only-bus-lines-following-complaints-from-jewish-settlers-1.506869)

Bus lines designed to serve Palestinians are a good idea.  There are more Palestinian workers who commute to Israel now than there have been in decades.  Many of these workers were forced, due to a lack of alternatives, to take private van and taxi services, for prices…

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