08-05-2020
May 1st’s newsletter brings some truly exciting news: our legal petition was accepted by the High Court of Justice – the Deposit Law, which legalized the theft of 20% of the salaries of asylum seekers and refugees in Israel, was cancelled. The money will be returned to the workers. In addition, a report we published on May 1st shows the extent to which workers rights are being enforced by the Regulation and Enforcement Administration. The results are far from ideal. Additionally, our field work revealed how Palestinian workers who, due to the movement restriction measures against COVID-19 have entered Israel to stay for longer periods of time, are being accommodated in disgraceful conditions. The law promising them proper health insurance remains a dead letter. We submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice on this issue. A few days later, we received good news.
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