Palestinian Laborers Back Working in Israel as Virus Slows

(AFP-Arab News-Saudi Arabia) Thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank entered Israel to work on Sunday after weeks of absence over fears of the coronavirus, as the pandemic's spread slowed. An Israeli security official said the decision to let workers in was reached jointly with the Palestinians and aimed at ensuring "they would not lose their jobs and would be able to continue supporting their families." Some 120,000 Palestinians worked in Israel and Israeli communities in the West Bank before the pandemic's outbreak.

2020-05-05 00:00:00

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