Palestinian workers play a vital role in Israel’s economy, but they’ve been left exposed to the danger of COVID-19 without any support from the Israeli authorities or their own leaders. The pandemic has exposed the harsh realities of life for workers under Israeli occupation.
With no deterrence and in the absence of a government, fatal accidents at construction sites continue to occur.
Describing Yassin’s death as an accident is a distortion of the truth because an accident is an unexpected event, and nothing in Israel is more predictable than the death of construction workers.
A 38-year-old died after being hit by a forklift while a 25-year-old man died after falling from the seventh floor of a construction site. The number of deadly construction site accidents this year now stands at 17.
Construction worker dies after falling from roof in Tzur Yigal.