350 Palestinians arrested last month for working without permit including minors

[ 01/01/2011 – 09:51 AM ]

 

WEST BANK, (PIC)– Israeli police arrested last month 350 Palestinians from the West Bank, 22 of them minors, on charges of working in 1948-occupied Palestine without a permit, the General Union of Palestine’s Laborers said Saturday.

The cities of Haifa, Yaffa, Tel Aviv, and Nazareth saw the heaviest concentration of arrests.

22 minors were picked up in the arrest campaign, as well as 20 Palestinian women. 25 of the detainees were taken for questioning over security charges.

10 of those workers were sentenced to three months in jail, while 15 others were forced to pay about 2.5 thousand dollars in fines.

Israeli authorities have reportedly withheld work permits from Palestinians who refuse to offer services for Israeli intelligence, a scandal that has forced many West Bank residents to seek livelihood without license.

350 Palestinians arrested last month for working without permit including minors.

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