Saturday, Oct 10th

Last update09:03:47 PM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Palestinian "Freedom Riders" catch bus to protest Israeli curbs

Palestinian "Freedom Riders" catch bus to protest Israeli curbs

E-mail Print PDF

Paelstinian 'freedom riders'Calling themselves "Freedom Riders", six Palestinians boarded a bus used by Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, but the end of the line was Israeli police detention.

The protest, streamed live over the Internet, followed attempts earlier in the year by sympathisers to sail to the blockaded Gaza Strip and hold fly-in demonstrations at Israel's main airport to drum up support for the Palestinian cause.

"My message is that Israel conducts a racist regime," said protester Badi Dweik before he was dragged off the bus by police at Hizme checkpoint north of Jerusalem.

Dweik said he had been barred from nearby Jerusalem for 12 years while settlers could travel freely to and from the Holy City. Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem in the 1967 war and annexed it as its capital, a move not recognised abroad.

Israel has no law barring Palestinians from its public transport in the West Bank, where it has a network of military checkpoints that it describes as a security precaution after more than a decade of violence including suicide bus bombings.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Investigators Scour Secret Tapes of the Afghan Hospital Attack

Afghan hospital attackU.S. military investigators are focusing on classified video and audio recordings taken from the gunship that...

Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City

Israel bars Palestinians from Old CityIn an unprecedented measure, Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday in response...

MSF: US raid on Afghan hospital an 'attack on Geneva Conventions'

Attack on hospital war crimeA U.S. airstrike on an Afghan hospital that left 22 dead was an "attack on the...

Yemeni man denied apology from US for drone strike that killed his family

No apology to Yemeni man who lost his famlyFaisal bin Ali Jaber came to recognize that in his case, justice was not realistic. The...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!