Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Palestinian paper lauds working conditions in Israel

BDS is a movement meant to hurt Israel.  To the BDSers, helping the Palestinians is irrelevant. If Palestinian are also hurt, well, thats just collateral damages.  A recent article in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the  Palestinian Authority's official daily highlights the advantages of working in Israel, and it begs the question,  if the Palestinian aren’t boycotting  Israel, why should any of us?

Palestinian Media Watch translated the September 21 article in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida , which stated “whenever Palestinian workers have the opportunity to work for Israeli employers, they are quick to quit their jobs with their Palestinian employers – for reasons having to do with salaries and other rights.”

The paper interviewed a group of Palestinian workers and found that those employed by Palestinians did not have medical insurance or vacation time. Salaries in Israel were reported to be twice as high as those in the territories.

Wael Nazif, CEO of the Jericho district Union of Palestinian Workers’ Organizations said it was “inconceivable that the Palestinian worker should receive his full rights from the Israeli employers but not from the Palestinian ones.”

Read the full translation here

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