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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

If he had to face elections....

'Palestinians' are said to be up in arms over a boycott that their leaders want to impose on working in the Jewish towns in Judea and Samaria. Because of the boycott, some 22,000 'Palestinians' will find themselves unemployed. In fact, at this point, they may be unemployed whether or not there is a boycott, because the Jewish employers aren't waiting to find out. They are hiring foreign workers to replace the 'Palestinians' just like 15 years ago when the Israeli government banned most of them from crossing the 'green line' to work. And the 'Palestinians' won't get any unemployment benefits either - you only get those if you are fired and not if you quit (at least in theory and certainly in this case).
The Palestinian Federation of Trade Unions released a report Monday documenting actions by the Mishor Adumin and Ma’aleh Adumin Industrial Development Associations, which asked employers to report on how many Arab workers may have to replaced if the PA approves the prohibition. Both of the business groups are located between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea.

The Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency reported that the associations told factory managers that temporary work agencies can recruit migrant laborers.

More than 150 Mishor Adumim factories employ more than 1,000 Arabs from nearby cities. An estimated 22,000 Arabs from Judea and Samaria work for Jewish employers in the area, which the PA demands be handed over to become part of its proposed new Arab country.

The PA workers are afraid they will be out of jobs even if the prohibition does not go into effect.

“We are waiting to see if the order will come, but we have no choice in the matter. Our boss said he wouldn’t wait until we leave him, he’s bringing Chinese workers instead,” said the trade union report quoted by Ma'an.

If the PA makes it illegal for the workers to continue to be employed, they may also be left without compensation, which does not cover cases in which employees quit on their own volition.
Now if Fayyad and Abu Maszen were actually accountable to someone, they couldn't do something like this and stay in power.

Isn't democracy grand? Too bad the 'Palestinians' don't have it. Who says many of them don't vote their wallets just like the rest of us?


At 5:13 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

I don't really care. The Palestinians don't want to work for Israeli employers, that means Israel's economy will grow even stronger as theirs grows weaker. From the 1930s up to the present, the Palestinians have tried to boycott the Jewish economy, only to end up harming themselves. Don't expect Abu Bluff and Salam Fayyad to learn from that experience any time soon.


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