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`Palestinian labourers sexually harassed by Israeli women`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 14:29

Ramallah: Almost 77 percent of the Palestinian labourers working in Israel had been subject to sexual harassment by Israeli women, a report has claimed.

A recent field study conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics also claimed that Palestinian labourers working are at a high risk of sexual harassment by Israeli women.

Shaher Saad, the President of the Union of the Palestinian Labourer Federations, pointed out Palestinians face a real problem with the labourers who work in Israel on permits other than the official legal work permits.

According to Gulf News, he stressed that the problem increased further with the illegal labourers who are smuggled into Israel and spend days and weeks there for work.

Saad said those labourers usually are blackmailed, harassed and forced to get involved in illicit and intimate affairs.

He also said Palestinian labourers should be extremely careful inside Israel knowing that some Israelis will take advantage of the labourers and harm them.

“The Israelis only care for their joy and interests and pay no attention or consider judicial consequences when they handle Palestinian labourers,” he said.


First Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 14:29

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