Ma'an News - Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem condemned the Israeli transport ministry's plans for segregated bus lines for Palestinians and Israelis.
Israeli police have begun removing Palestinian passengers from buses at the request of Jewish settlers, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported .
army reservist told Haaretz that Israeli police stationed near Salfit
had ordered Palestinians off buses multiple times, leaving them to walk
several miles and then catch taxis home.
"The attempt at bus segregation is appalling, and the current arguments about 'security
needs' and 'overcrowding' must not be allowed to camouflage the blatant
racism of the demand to remove Palestinians from buses," B'Tselem
executive director Jessica Montell said in a statement.
mayor Ron Nachman is working with the Israeli army, police and
transport ministry to stop Palestinians boarding buses that go to Ariel,
he wrote on his Facebook page.