To protect rights, Palestinian workers to get Israel permits untied to employers

Reform of current system, which has led to illegal trade in permits, to take effect in December; the policy change will only apply to the construction sector, where most work.

Palestinian workers: Caught between military occupation and unemployment

“The Palestinian labour market continues to present a grim picture. Unemployment is rampant and protection failing. Stifled by occupation, it can meet neither the needs nor the aspirations of the Palestinian people.” - Guy Ryder, ITUC Director-General

Exploited and Essential: Palestinian Labour under Covid-19

In this flash report, Who Profits examines the unique impact of Covid-19 and associated Israeli policies on Palestinian workers employed within the Green Line and the illegal settlements.

Palestinian Workers Are Bearing the Brunt of the Pandemic

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.

High Court rejects petition to compensate Palestinian workers hit by crisis

Judges make unanimous decision in labor case on Palestinian workers who lost wages due to pandemic, lockdown; Palestinians working in Israel are not covered by national insurance

WAC-MAAN: Hotline for East Jerusalem workers and jobless during the Coronavirus shutdown

WAC-MAAN launched an Arabic-language emergency hotline, providing assistance and counseling to Corona victims regarding their employment and Social Security.

Coronavirus ‘Disaster’ at Israeli Factory Prompts Policy Revamp on Palestinian Workers

'I don't understand why I'm good enough to work in Israel but not good enough for the Israelis to test me,' says one worker in a Jerusalem area chicken factory, which Palestinians point to as the source of West Bank coronavirus outbreak

WAC MAAN and Kav LaOved petition Payment Department to stop irregularities in deductions from Palestinians employed in Israel

Petition to Israel’s National Labor Court against discriminatory practices by the Payment Department with regard to the deduction of membership dues and service fees from the salaries of Palestinian workers in Israel.