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Israeli Supreme Court: Palestinian Workers Protected by Labor Laws

Hat tip: Will I'm sure some of our uncanny commenters will find a way to rain on this parade, but for now, good news: Israel's highest court ruled on Wednesday that the country's labour laws must apply to thousands of … Read More

By / October 12, 2007

Hat tip: Will

I'm sure some of our uncanny commenters will find a way to rain on this parade, but for now, good news:

Israel's highest court ruled on Wednesday that the country's labour laws must apply to thousands of Palestinians who work for Israeli bosses but who were previously subject to discrimination.

Nine supreme court judges accepted a petition from Palestinian workers in the West Bank who linked up with Israel's main Histadrut trade union, after their complaint of discrimination was rejected by the national labour court.

"Applying foreign law on the Palestinian workers as opposed to applying Israeli law on the Israeli workers violates the Palestinian workers' basic rights and subjects them to discrimination," said the supreme court.

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