[QODLink]
Middle East

Israeli segregated buses get mixed reviews

While some consider the move discriminatory, some Palestinian workers welcome the new service.
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2013 20:26

Thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank work in Israel, and for some of them this bus is an advantage.

It’s a cheap, fast service. And most of the workers say they prefer not to be on the same bus as Israeli settlers.

The Palestinian Authority says having separate buses for Israelis and Palestinians is discrimination.

Israeli settlers have said they feel more secure and comfortable if there are no Palestinians on the bus with them.

The Israeli government says anyone can use the buses, and it will save Palestinians money.

Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports from Eyal checkpoint, Israel.

100

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.