A video shows an Israeli public bus driver blatantly refusing to allow some passengers on her bus just because they are Palestinians.
A Palestinian laborer from the occupied West Bank, carrying an Israeli occupier permit to be in Tel Aviv, was trying to ride back home.
The driver refused to allow him to board, saying, “Palestinians don’t ride to the territories with me.”
According to the video, this worker and several others were detained and harassed for two hours before police finally let them board the bus.
The incident was filmed at the Tel Aviv central bus station in October by Eran Vered for the organization Kav LaOved (Worker’s Hotline) which describes itself as 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” (website).