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Bombed Israeli bus flown to court
Zaka volunteers working near Jerusalem bus
Zaka volunteers were on the scene after the 29 January blast
An Israeli group is preparing to send a bombed-out bus to the World Court for next week's hearings on the barrier Israel is building in the West Bank.

The bus, in which 11 people were killed on 29 January, will be flown to The Hague on Wednesday, said a spokesman for the Zaka group, Zelig Feiner.

Israel has refused to take part in the hearings, which begin on 23 February.

Zaka volunteers deal with rescue work at the site of suicide bombings and gathers body parts for burial.

Israel says the barrier is meant to stop suicide bombers and challenges the court's right to deal with the issue.

Palestinians dispute the barrier's legality as it is built on occupied land in the West Bank.

Display

The bus, which has been sawn in half for the flight, will be displayed outside the World Court in The Hague.

The project was funded by the Christians for Israel organisation in the Netherlands, which donated about $10,000, said Mr Feiner.

"We are not going to say anything for the fence, against the fence," he said. "We just want terrorism to stop."


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