No Ticket to Ride
Imagine that you are standing at a bus stop alongside one other person, waiting for the bus to arrive. You are both heading in the same direction, but when the bus pulls up, you are not permitted to board. It pulls away without you. Why? Because you were born with the wrong ID.
This scenario is a reality in the West Bank, where Israeli-operated buses travel and pick up passengers on Palestinian land, yet do not serve Palestinians who hold West Bank IDs. These buses are part of a segregated infrastructure and transport system that helps Israeli settlers move efficiently through the heart of occupied territories, while Palestinians in the same area are denied their right to freedom of movement.
Related visuals: Across the Wall: Israeli Settlement Bus Routes and the Identity Crisis: The Israeli ID System
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