Every morning tens of thousands of Palestinians make their way to places of work in Israel. They work in a variety of jobs, from industry to agriculture. Recently, Recently, the Hashmonaim terminal has undergone major upgrades, making it one of the most efficient crossings for Palestinian workers. Watch this footage that some in the media would not want you to see.
Every morning 10,000+ Palestinians make their way to their workplaces in #Israel. They work in a variety of fields, from industry to agriculture. Recently, the Hashmonaim terminal has undergone major upgrades, making it one of the most efficient crossings for #Palestinian workers pic.twitter.com/Mc0KD0tvsx
— COGAT (@cogat_israel) October 25, 2018
The number of Palestinian Arabs who work in “settlements” has increased over the years, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics some 20,000 Palestinians now work in the “settlements” (despite threats to such people by the PA years ago) and over 105,000 more work for Israelis within the Green Line.
The number of Arab employees working for Israeli employers has been steadily increasing while the number of workers for Arab employees has been going down and the unemployment rate increasing.
The wage gap between Arab workers for Israelis compared to working in the West Bank for other Arabs has dramatically increased. The daily wage rate was 107.9 shekels in the West Bank and 62.6 shekels in the Gaza Strip in the second quarter of 2018 – but those working in Israel and the settlements make a daily average wage of 247.9 shekels.
Some 13.5% of all Palestinian workers now work for Israelis. If you include how much they make, that means that over 30% of all Palestinian incomes come from Israeli employers.