Show: Film For Justice

Episode: FJ028 - Dividing Line - Segregation in Israel's public bus lines (Newsreel, 3+ Minutes)

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Dividing Line - Segregation in Israel's public bus lines
(Newsreel - 3+ Minutes)

Far from the public eye Palestinians employed in Israel are being barred from using public transportation that they have been riding daily. This campaign has been waged since the fall of 2012.

This film shows an Israeli public bus driver at the Tel Aviv central bus station blatantly refusing to allow some passengers on her bus just because they are Palestinians.

“Palestinians don’t ride to the territories with me,” said the driver refusing to allow a Palestinian to board the bus.

The Palestinian laborer from the occupied West Bank, carrying an Israeli occupier permit to be in Tel Aviv, was trying to ride back home. This worker and several others were detained and harassed for two hours before police finally let them board the bus.

The film opens with clippings from recent Israeli media reports about popular pressure to ban Palestinians from public buses.

Israeli passengers, settlers, along with the major of a West Bank territory town, are putting pressure on the authorities to prevent the joint use of buses by Palestinians and Israelis.

Thus far the directive was to allow the workers to ride the buses, but some drivers refuse to take them.

One solution that seemed to be taking shape, when the film was published, is segregation and the creation of special bus lines for the Palestinian laborers.

Published on Nov 28, 2012
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Kav LaOved (Worker’s Hotline) is a group “committed to protecting the rights of disadvantaged workers employed in Israel and by Israelis in the Occupied Territories, including Palestinians, migrant workers, subcontracted workers and new immigrants,” and which is “committed to principles of democracy, equality and international law concerning human and social rights”.

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