Israel reportedly plans to do away with guards for its public buses.
Ma’ariv reported Thursday that because of the radical reduction in Palestinian suicide bombings in Israel over the past two years, the government plans to disband its public-transportation guard unit by Sept. 1.
The Transportation Ministry had no immediate comment on the report, which prompted an outcry from the Egged bus cooperative given ongoing efforts by Palestinian terrorists to enter Israel from the West Bank and carry out attacks.
Israel credits its security fence and other counter-measures for the recently improved security.
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