|Arabs getting on #86 at Beilinson|
Hospital Petach Tikvah
|Arabs getting on #86|
at Beilinson Hospital
In Israel the public transportation, bus companies, although businesses must follow certain government guidelines. That especially pertains to those buses that go to Judea and Samaria, and that is because our bus fares are discounted. The government calculates the number according to Israelis whom they estimate will ride the buses, not taking into account that they permit Arabs to ride them along with us. The result is simple to predict. They buses are full. The buses are overfull, and Jewish Israelis are left waiting.
|overfull bus didn't let us on at Tzomet Yarkon (junction)|
Lucky for me, I'm an experienced trempistit hitchhiker and bus passenger hailing from New York, and I got to the very front when a bus finally did let a few of us in. There were well over a dozen exhausted people left standing in the hot sun waiting for yet another bus.
I had to travel standing most of the way to Ariel. I was one of the only females standing, and I was definitely the eldest standing. The others looked younger than my kids.
If the Israeli government is going to permit Arabs to travel on these buses, they must make sure there are enough buses on the roads for all!!