Footage: Racially-charged exchange on Israeli bus service further contextualizes hanging of Palestinian bus driver

Israel continues to sink below sea level with things like this happening. Disturbing and disgraceful.

Sixteen Minutes to Palestine

On Sunday night, Yusuf Hassan Al-Ramouni’s body was found hanging inside of a transit bus in Jerusalem. The 32-year-old Palestinian father of two worked for Egged, an Israeli transit bus company, and his shift was set to begin at 9:20 pm. But his bus never left the depot, and in the middle of it hung his body by a thin cord.

Despite initial reports that Yusuf had been attacked and lynched, the Israeli police ruled the death a suicide. The police later issued another statement saying that an autopsy report revealed no evidence of foul play.

However, an autopsy carried out by Palestinian physician Dr. Saber Al-Aloul indicated that there were in facts signs of struggle on Yusuf’s body. Photographs circulating the internet purport to show extensive bruising on Yusuf’s body.

Several of Yusuf’s colleagues have spoken up about the abuse faced by Palestinian bus drivers on Israeli transit services…

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