Muslims working for Jews are paid the double of what Muslims pay Muslims in Judea and Samaria.
Palestinians who worked in Jewish settlements in 2010 made almost double the wage of their peers in the public and service sectors.
This is confirmed by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics said in a new report released Wednesday.
14 per cent of of the Palestinian workforce are employed in West Bank settlements. Average daily wages for settlement workers were 150 shekels (USD 44) per day, compared to 76.9 (USD 22) in the West Bank and 46.2 (USD 13.50) in Gaza.
“Palestinian workers in our factories are making closer to three times the wages they would be making in the PA,” said settlement leader Yaakov David Ha’ivri.
“I guess that is the reason that Salam Fayyad’s threats to impose a workers boycott never materialized.”
“It would be very interesting to see the results of a true open and democratic referendum of the local Arab population” to learn if they would prefer a ban on settlements or to continue working in them, he added.
Source: Maan News Agency
The state of Israel is the only free and democratic state in the Middle East.
In 1948, the first Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion requested all Arabs not to leave the new statehood, but rather help the Jews to build a modern welfare state.
Today, two million Israeli Arabs do not regret their decision to stay put. They have democratic rights as citizens of Israel, that other Arabs can only dream off.
The Arabs who left Israel to right with the Muslim army’s for her destructions, have not been forgotten by the Jews. Those who work for Jews who live in Judea and Samaria earn the double of what they will be paid in Ramallah.
That is called grace. Still Israelis are accused of racism, and for building an apartheid state. Nothing is further from the truth.
Written by Ivar