Israeli police assault Palestinian workers

[ 08/01/2011 – 02:42 PM ]


NAZARETH, (PIC)– The Israeli border guards physically assaulted Friday several Palestinian laborers in Tel Aviv for allegedly working under fraudulent work permits, the Union of Palestinian Workers said on Saturday. Evidence of the alleged forgery has yet to surface.

Police teaming with the border guards kicked off that day an arrest campaign targeting Palestinians working illegally under Israeli law in several sites in the 1948 occupied territory.

“During an inspection in work shops in northern Tel Aviv yesterday, the force stumbled upon workers carrying out normal duties. They then proceeded to detain and search them,” the laborers union said in its statement.

The soldiers separated the workers after they presented work permits and questioned them alleging that the permits were counterfeited, the union quoted one worker Yousef Hosni Jamal, 46, as saying.

The force then took them in a patrol of a forested area where they were beaten, coerced to leave the city, and threatened to be thrown into prison.

The Union condemned the act, which it said proves Israel’s “war against Palestinian workers and their legal right to live and work.”

Israeli police assault Palestinian workers.

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