West Bank Settlers Request Segregated Buses

Fear violence by Palestinians


Israeli settlers in the West Bank are demanding that the government institute segregated busing in the territories in light of allegations of theft, violence, and sexual harassment by Palestinians.

During an appearance on Tuesday before a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense subcommittee, MK Motti Yogev (Bayit Yehudi) said that the "joint Jewish-Palestinian buses in Judea and Samaria have become impossible, almost a nightmare."

"Thousands of Palestinians, some of them don't have permits to set foot into Israel, create tremendous pressure on the buses, but the problem is much more acute than just mere congestion," Yogev said.