Records obtained by Haaretz from a 2013 meet on the proposed bus ban show IDF sees no security threat in Palestinians riding West Bank buses and shed light on settlers' objections to riding with Arabs.
Chaim Levinson is a Haaretz correspondent, covering the Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Previously, he was the Yedioth Ahoronot correspondent for Religious Affairs and the Orthodox communities.
Levinson received his B.A. in Social and Humanities Studies at the Open University and is currently studying for his M.A. in Interdisciplinary Democracy Studies.
As reported in Haaretz, defense minister gave in to settler pressure and decided to prohibit Palestinian workers from re-entering West Bank on buses used by Israelis.
Workers can no longer return home to West Bank on Jewish-run buses; purpose of ban is to reduce chances of terror attacks inside Israeli territory, Defense Ministry official says.
Settlers have tried on multiple occasions to prevent Palestinian workers from commuting on these buses, and have released a video calling for them to be banned.
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Outpost will expand, even though it restricts some Palestinian farmers.
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