Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Israel issues another 5000 work permits for PalArabs

Firas Press quotes Israel radio as saying that Israel approved an additional 5000 work permits for Palestinian Arabs to work in Israel and in settlements.

This is in addition to 5000 permits approved in July. 

According to a report last month, some 41,000 Palestinian Arabs have work permits in Israel and nearly that same amount go to work without the permits. 15,000 of them work in Jewish settlements.

It appears that this initiative is meant to help stabilize the PA economy in the face of the economic protests that have been rocking the sector, along with the $57 million in tax revenues advanced to the PA this month ahead of schedule.