Israel’s Violations of Palestinian Workers’ Rights: COVID-19 and Systemic Abuse

The Israeli regime has been systematically violating the rights of Palestinian workers in Israel and its illegal settlements since 1967. How have these violations been exacerbated since the COVID-19 pandemic? This article examines Israel’s ongoing abuses of Palestinian workers’ labour and human rights.

In a year of pandemic, Palestinian workers grapple with a virus and an occupier

Six Palestinian workers share how the COVID-19 crisis has affected their livelihoods while navigating Israeli checkpoints, permits, and restrictions.

New ITUC report on Palestinian workers in Israel and the settlements

A new report released by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has revealed the scandalous exploitation of Palestinian workers who work inside Israel and in the illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.

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