April 6, 2020

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Palestinian PM calls on his people not to work in settlements


At the start of his weekly cabinet meeting today, PA prime minister Mohammed Shtayyeh called on Palestinian workers not to work in settlements, and for building contractors not to take any jobs from Jewish settlers.

About 24,000 Palestinians have jobs working in the settlements, and most of those are in construction.

The salaries of construction workers are more than double what they would get working for Palestinians, 283 shekels a day compared to the average of 127 elsewhere in the West Bank.

The Palestinian economy is heavily dependent on salaries from Israelis.

It appears that Shtayyeh’s call will not mean much.

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