Palestinian child labour – new report

‘Ripe for Abuse: Palestinian Child Labor in Israeli Agricultural Settlements in the West Bank’ Report from Human Rights Watch, April 2015 Out of school, doing risky work for low pay (Jerusalem) – Israeli settlement farms in the West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest, and pack agricultural produce, much of it for…

Behind the scourge of child labour in Palestine

21 February 2014, from Gulf News New law that indicts employers of children will be imposed shortly in Palestine Ramallah: When children of his age go to school, thirteen-year-old Karim wakes up every morning and gets ready to go to work. He goes to market place daily and brings a trolley to help shoppers load…

Poverty wages and child labour in the settlement of Beit Ha’Arava

2 May 2014, from Corporate Watch Poverty wages and child labour in the settlement of Beit Ha’Arava: Conditions for settlement workers in the Jordan Valley – Part two By Tom Anderson and Therezia Cooper During January and February 2013 Corporate Watch conducted interviews with Palestinians who work in the illegal Israeli settlements in the Jordan…

Child Labour in Palestine

7 April 2014, from World Policy Journal (Spring 2014 issue), by Matt Surrusco Palestine: Children Labouring ZBEIDAT, West Bank—The elec­tricity in the village went out for the third time on a warm July night. But the young men, some in their teens, didn’t want to stop playing cards. A few took out their mobile phones…

Palestinian children work Israeli settlements

6 July 2013 | via Al Jazeera Some children reportedly earn just 25 per cent of the wage they are entitled to. Jordan Valley, occupied Palestinian territories – Small, frail bodies move systematically in the orchards, picking and cleaning fruit and vegetables, placing them into containers, before finally loading them onto trucks. Like clockwork, every…