Friday, February 14, 2020

Why Palestinians prefer to work for Israeli employers(

  • "Whenever Palestinian workers have the opportunity to work for Israeli employers, they are quick to quit their jobs with their Palestinian employers”
[Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 21, 2014]
  • "Israeli labor law is a very good law regarding workers' rights... Unfortunately… the Palestinian middleman… takes 50 percent, 60 percent, and even 70 percent of her salary. If her daily salary is 180 shekels, in the end she receives 60 shekels. The [Palestinian] middleman steals two thirds of her salary."
[Official PA TV, Workers' Affairs, March 16, 2016]
  • “The average daily wage for [Palestinian] employees in the West Bank was 98.8 shekels…  Gaza Strip 56.7 shekels… in Israel and the Israeli settlements 233.3 shekels”
[Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Nov. 9, 2017]
  • "There are more than 120,000 women in Palestine whose [monthly] salaries are less than 500 shekels."
[Official PA TV News, Nov. 3, 2018] 
  • “It is inconceivable that the Palestinian worker receives his full rights from the Israeli employers, but not from the Palestinian ones.”
[Wael Nazif, CEO PA Labor Union, in official PA daily, Sept. 21, 2014]

Fatah Condemns a Two State Solution

“A speech condemning the deal of the century given by 
[Fatah Central Committee member] brother Tawfiq Tirawi 
during a meeting with the [Fatah] Movement associations and bureaus, 
Jan. 30, 2020” 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Israel’s South Flooded with Booby-Trapped Balloons from Gaza

Gaza-based terrorists on Monday launched dozens of balloons connected to explosive charges which flew to several locations throughout Israel’s south.

By Aryeh Savir, TPS

In the Eshkol region, adjacent to the Gaza Strip, balloon clusters landed at three different locations. One exploded in midair, and another two landed and were neutralized by police sappers.

Another balloon tied to an explosive charge landed in the Merchavim area and a sapper was dispatched to the site.

An explosive device tied to a balloon landed in a backyard of a home in Kfar Azza.
Booby-trapped balloons also landed in the cities of Sderot and Kiryat Gat. Several explosions were heard in Kiryat Gat.

Another explosive charge landed near Sa’ad Junction in the south. The road was closed until the police cleared the bomb.

Train traffic in the south was halted for a short while due to the attacks.

No one was injured in any of the attacks and no damage was caused. However, explosions were heard throughout the south as many of the charges exploded in midair.

Israel’s south had seen a significant escalation in the attacks from Gaza in the past few weeks with the renewed launch of balloons attached to explosive charges, and the intensification of rocket fire in recent days.

The explosive and flammable balloon attacks have returned to haunt Israel’s residents in the south in the past weeks after several months in which such attacks from Gaza ceased. Over 60 such explosive charges have landed in Israeli territory in the past two weeks. No one was injured in the attacks.