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May 3, 2016 / 25 Nisan, 5776

Posts Tagged ‘Egged’

Terrorists Attack Bus on Highway 60 in Judea

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Arab terrorists attacked an Israeli bus traveling on Highway 60 late Saturday night as it passed the Palestinian Authority village of Beit Omar.

The terrorists hurled rocks at the bus as it traveled on the road. None of the passengers were physically injured but the bus was damaged.

Hana Levi Julian

Arab Woman Suing Bus Company that Dropped Her on Suspicion of Terrorism

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

(JNi.media) An Israeli Arab student from the village of Mu’awiya, in the Wadi Ara area of the Haifa District. last week was bumped from a bus during a trip, after passengers suspected that she was a terrorist, Ha’aretz reported Sunday.

The incident occurred last Sunday, on Egged bus line 870, connecting Afula and Be’er Sheva. Around 11:00 AM, Bayan Khaled boarded the bus at the stop nearest her home, in the city of Umm al-Fahm. The ride began as usual, and, according to Khalid, she even said hello to the driver, because the two have known each other since she often takes this route.

According the Egged bus company, during the trip two soldiers who were passengers on the same bus, approached the driver and one of them told him that his father is a senior police officer, and that he recognizes the Arab passenger—Khaled—from police wanted pictures of terrorists.

The bus company also claims that besides approaching the driver, the soldier also called the police on his own initiative and asked for instructions. The soldier was ordered to “act naturally” and ask the driver to stop at the gas station on Route 6, where police cars would be waiting.

The driver did as he was told, and in a short time police entered the bus, and approached Khaled, who presented her identity card and student ID. The police demanded that she get off the bus with her bags for questioning, which lasted about ten minutes. During questioning, the bus drove off without her and so did the police, when it became clear that there was no basis for suspicion.

Khaled remained on the margins of the highway, where there is no bus stop, without any possibility of continuing the trip. Later, her father had to drive there and take her back home to Mu’awiya.

Khaled, 23, is a Nursing graduate student at Ben Gurion University, and works as director of the center of the Clalit HMO in Be’er Sheva. Since the incident, she has not gone back to her job. “It hurt me mentally, I’m traumatized. I never thought that I would experience something like that, I’m still in shock,” she told Ha’aretz. “The driver went straight back to the bus and did not wait for me. He didn’t care what would happen to me afterwards.” Khaled demanded the driver’s name, but Egged refused to provide it.

A warning letter prior to legal action sent by Khaled’s attorney demands to receive the driver’s personal information and for the company to take disciplinary action against him. Also, Khaled will be asking for compensation in the amount of approximately $12,000, for humiliation and interference with their rights.

An Egged spokesman said in response that he believes the claim would be rejected. He also said “the incident was embarrassing and unusual and took place during the days of attacks by individuals directed at the Jewish community in general and bus users in particular. The driver acted as required when he stopped the bus at the Alonit service area on Highway 6. … Moreover, the driver acted as he had been instructed by police, who ordered him to close the door of the bus and drive away from the scene after removing the suspect. The driver has no discretion but to act as he did according to police guidelines on the matter.”

According to Egged, company representatives called up Khaled at home on the day of the incident and offered to pay a considerable cost for a taxi to take her to Be’er Sheva. They also offered her to board the next number 870 bus free of charge, but she refused, saying her father was already in touch with an attorney.

JNi.Media

Arabs Torch Egged Bus That Made a Wrong Turn [Video]

Friday, September 18th, 2015

An Egged bus drive made a wrong turn into the Arab-occupied Ras Al-Amud neighborhood of Jerusalem on Thursday evening, according to an 0404 report and local witness Josh Wander.

Upon realizing his mistake, the driver tried to turn around, but was too late. The local Arabs saw his bus and began massively stoning it.

Fearing for his life, the driver abandoned the bus, and ran away on foot.

Within minutes, the Arabs had completely torched the bus.

Video by Josh Wander

Jerusalem Fire Fighters putting out torched Egged bus in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood.

Jerusalem Firefighters putting out torched Egged bus in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood. Photo credit: Fire Department

 

Arab terrorists also firebombed the Ofrit IDF army base on Mount Scopus.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Israel Testing Double Decker Buses for Public Transport

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Britain comes to Israel.

Double-decker buses may appear on Israel’s streets this year following an experiment by transportation officials and the Dan and Egged bus lines, Globes Business news reported.

Egged used double-decker buses on inter-city routes more than 10 years ago until taking them off the roads because of technical problems. The new experiment is being conducted with more advanced buses and for local use within cities,

Using double-decker buses would reduce traffic jams, almost double the number of passengers for one bus and would reduce pollution.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Suspected Shooting Attack at Egged Bus

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

A 60-year-old female tourist was lightly injured in what appears to have been a shooting attack at Egged bus #1 in Jerusalem, according to a Tazpit report.

The attack happened around 10:30 PM. The bus was on its way from the Kotel at the time, and the attack happened near Zion Gate.

Egged Attack 1

The driver continued driving until the bus approached the Mamilla mall.

The woman was treated on site by MDA, and then transported to Hadassah Har Tzofim hospital. United Hatzalah treated a few other shocked passengers.

Passengers on the bus and police believe that most likely the bus was shot with a bullet, but are also considering that it was a stone shot with a slingshot.

Egged Attack 3

Jewish Press News Briefs

Ministerial Committee Approves Tougher Stand on Stone Throwers

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The Knesset’s Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a bill on Sunday (May 31) proposed by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked to increase the severity of the punishment for stone throwing. The bill, initially proposed by the previous justice minister, Tzipi Livni, will amend the existing law to cover cases in which the stone thrower’s intent to inflict casualties cannot be proven – as in cases of attacks on buses or police vehicles, when the aim may be “merely” to harass or draw attention. Shaked’s aim is to diminish the current disparity between the maximum punishment stipulated by law (20 years) and the relatively light sentences given in practice – a result of the difficulty in proving intent. The new bill will make it possible to convict stone throwers without proving their intent to injure; the penalty in these cases will be up to 10 years in prison.

Written by Ben Niran

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

Woman Injured in Stoning Attack Near Kotel

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

A woman was injured when Arabs began stoning an Egged bus near the Kotel, early Tuesday afternoon.

The attack happened just below the Old City’s Dung Gate, near the Ophel.

The woman was treated by MDA and United Hatzalah on site, and was then transported by ambulance to Hadassah Ein Karem hospital for further treatment. She was listed as lightly injured.

Many of the bus’s windows were smashed.

Police arrested one 15-year-old suspect in connection to the attack.

Kotel Bus Stoned 2

Kotel Stoning 3 Ambulance

TPS / Tazpit News Agency

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