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Steinitz: Deport 100,000 illegal workers

Posted in Internal Israeli Affairs by beyondtheborder on April 12, 2009

“What’s going on is an outrage,” said Steinitz at a meeting a few hours prior to the Passover Seder. “There are a 100,000 people taking jobs illegally while Israelis remain unemployed. The plan must involve painful economic sanctions on those who employ illegal workers.”

Currently, an employer hiring illegal workers can be fined up to NIS 100,000 (about $24,000) and Steinitz is interested in doubling this sum.

For full article, visit http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3700189,00.html

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Israel seizes, deports 208 Palestinian workers

Posted in Arrests, Detentions, Kidnappings by beyondtheborder on March 29, 2009

The Secretary-General of Palestinian Workers’ Public Union, Shaher Sa’d, condemned the arrests of the workers as a violation of international law. He also accused Israeli police of beating Palestinians during arrest raids.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36751