woensdag 2 mei 2012

May Day in Palestine / De eerste mei in Palestina

Dagelijks geeft http://www.theheadlines.org/ een overzicht van gebeurtenissen; uit het overzicht van 1 mei dit:

May Day in Palestine
Herak Shababi Mustakil (Indpendent Youth Movement) calls on our people and Arab nation and the free people of the world to be victorious for the dignity and freedom of our prisoners and demands that the palestinian, Arab and international trade unions to actively participate in the victory to the prisoners in the Zionist occupation prisons program.
link to www.stopthewall.org

On International Workers Day, Thousands March In Nablus
Thousands of Palestinians marched on Tuesday, May 1, marking the International Workers Day, in the northern West Bank city of Nablus, demanding the government to implement the “Minimum Wage Law” that is meant to prevent the financial abuse of workers.
link to www.imemc.org

PCBS: Women one-fifth of Palestinian workforce
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Men's participation in the labor force is four times higher than women's in the West Bank and Gaza, the Central Bureau of Statistics said Monday. At 19 percent, women's workforce participation is slightly higher in the West Bank than in Gaza where it stands at 12 percent, according to the survey released to mark Labor Day. Women are also paid less than men. In 2011, the average daily wage was 60 shekels ($15.91) for women but 71 shekels ($18.82) for men. Palestinians in Gaza earned an average daily wage of 47 shekels ($12.46) compared with 78 shekels ($20.68) in the West Bank.
link to www.maannews.net

Report: Two Thirds of Palestinian Prisoners are Workers
GAZA, May 1, 2012 (WAFA) – Around two thirds of the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are workers, according to a report published on Tuesday. Abdul Nasser Ferwaneh, a researcher specialized in prisoners’ affairs, said in a report marking International Labor Day that more than half of the Israeli arrests of Palestinians since 1967 targeted workers. Israeli forces did not only arrest workers who were directly involved in the struggle against the Israeli occupation, but detained thousands of workers on the way to their jobs, under the pretext of not having a permit to enter and work in Israel, added Ferwaneh. He noted that the arrests aimed to pressure and extort workers to collaborate with the Israeli army in exchange of issuing working permits. Thousands of ex-detainee workers in the Gaza Strip are now unemployed due to the difficult economic conditions in Gaza and suffer from health problems due to years of imprisonment, added the report. It urged financial support for the ex-detainee workers.
link to english.wafa.ps

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