Israel is beginning to recruit Jordanian guest workers
to replace Palestinians:
On Dec. 2, Hebrew radio Kol Israel announced that the number of Jordanian workers in Israel had recently increased from 150 to 500, in a step by the Israeli Ministry of Labor to prepare for the upcoming recruitment of 4,000 Jordanian workers.
The beginning of the influx of Jordanian workers to Israel coincides with a report
issued Oct. 24 by the Jordanian Department of Statistics. The report
pointed to the high unemployment rate of 13.8% among Jordanians, while
50% of jobs in the Jordanian labor market are occupied by foreign
Why didn't Jordan consult the Palestinian Authority (PA) before agreeing
to send workers, so Palestinians would not interpret the
act as Jordanian acceptance of Israeli's policies toward them?
The Israeli step to recruit Jordanian workers coincides with the dismissal of dozens of Palestinian workers from their jobs in Israel...
Shaher Saad, secretary-general of the Palestinian General Federation of
Trade Unions, told Al-Monitor, “There is an Israeli policy to dismiss
Palestinian workers to blackmail the Palestinian people and put pressure
on the PA to make political concessions related to halting the
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