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Ban on driving Palestinians canceled

The Israeli army canceled a ban prohibiting Israelis from driving Palestinians in their cars in the West Bank. The order, which never took effect, was criticized as racist by Israeli civil rights groups who petitioned the High Court of Justice against it.”Such was the situation in South Africa during apartheid, and such it was in the American South until the 1960s. There are some things one does not do,” the groups argued to the court.Officials said they had initiated the ban as a security measure to prevent Israelis from driving illegal workers or potential suicide bombers into Israel. In the past, Israeli Arabs have been charged with driving in Palestinian terrorists who later carried out attacks inside Israel.