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West Bank

Israel has run out of excuses

Israel has run out of excuses

The article, "About-face on bus segregation" May 21), describes how Israel canceled its plan to ban Palestinians from riding on buses with Jewish settlers in the West Bank. The article also states that there are 350,000 settlers who live in the West Bank, but, in fact, there are now nearly 600,000 illegal settlers living in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. The Israeli peace group detailed how these settlements occupy 42 percent of private Palestinian land. Israel continues to steal more Palestinian land, demolish their homes, engage in mass arrests including torture of children, allow daily settler violence against Palestinians and their property and maintain a...