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This is one of the three large bus terminals in East Jerusalem that serve Palestinian residents. From this station, lines head to Sur Bahir, Atarot, and elsewhere. Sur Bahir is a Palestinian village of East Jerusalem, which Israel unilaterally annexed. Its residents pay taxes to Israel but have a separate bus line. Atarot is also occupied land and a large industrial park is found there where many of the businesses are Jewish-owned. Yet Palestinian workers take a separate bus line to Atarot from their Jewish bosses and coworkers.

Bus terminal in East Jerusalem (photo: Mya Guarnieri)

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