PA-Israel border crossings to remain closed on Sunday due to labor dispute

Employees of the Defense Ministry’s Border Crossing Authority are intensifying their organizational steps and will not open the border crossings in Gaza and the West Bank on Sunday.
The Erez crossing Photo credit: Eddie Yisrael/Flash 90/Channel 2 News

Border crossings between Israel and the Palestinian territories will not open on Sunday due to a labor dispute, preventing 70,000 Palestinian workers from entering Israel.

Employees of the Defense Ministry’s Border Crossing Authority have taken a series of organizational steps in the last days over the failure to reach an agreement with the government to match their work conditions to the high level of risk their job involves.

The Histadrut, Israel's labor union organization, said the Finance Ministry recently backtracked from agreements reached with the workers.



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