Media Mention via Al Bawaba

Palestinians banned from working in illegal Israeli settlements

Palestinians have been banned from working in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank following recent attacks, Israel’s army said.

“In light of the daily situation assessment following recent terror attacks, security measures have been taken,” an Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an.

”As of today, Palestinian workers cannot enter Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria,” the spokesperson said, referring to the occupied West Bank. The duration of the ban could not be confirmed, but the spokesperson told Ma’an the “situation” would be “reviewed on a daily basis.”

The measure will impact around 11,000 Palestinian laborers who work in settlements in the West Bank - around 2 percent of the working Palestinian population, according Palestinian policy network Al-Shabaka.

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