Palestinian workers banned from settlement jobs
For over a week more than 10,000 Palestinians have been barred from working in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, after an Israeli army ban some have labelled as "collective punishment".
The Israeli army announced the ban earlier this month after the stabbing of two Israeli settlers, including a mother of six who was fatally stabbed in her home in the illegal settlement of Otniel, south of Hebron.
“In light of the daily situation assessment following recent terror attacks, security measures have been taken,” Brigadier General Lior Carmeli, a spokesperson for the Israeli military, said last week.
“As of today, Palestinian workers cannot enter Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria," he said, referring to the occupied West Bank.