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Palestinians face ‘scandalous exploitation’ working in Israel, illegal West Bank settlements: report

Palestinians working in Israel and illegal West Bank settlements are subject to "scandalous exploitation", a report by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has found.

The document reveals that violations are visible even in the permit scheme, the pathway through which Palestinians gain employment with Israeli companies.

For instance, it says that the system has the effect of "bonding workers to employers".

Permit requests are filed by Israeli companies on behalf of prospective Palestinian employees.

Once approved the permit lasts for six months and the holder is only allowed to work for that organisation.

However, the ITUC says this "can be arbitrarily annulled at any time" by Israeli authorities or host companies.

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