PA Forbids Arabs to do Jewish Construction


yerushalayimThe Palestinian Authority on Tuesday clarified new legal punishments for Palestinian Arabs caught doing construction work in Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria.

Last month, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas signed into law the new ban on working in Jewish settlements. The legislation requires all Palestinians currently doing construction work in Jewish settlements to find alternative employment by the end of the year. It also forbids the purchase of agricultural and other goods produced by the Jewish communities in the area.

Those found in violation of the law will face up to five years in jail and a $14,000 fine.

The Palestinian Authority is reeling from massive unemployment. Trading with and working in the nearby Jewish settlements is one of the last steady sources of income for most, and the new law is likely to increase hardships tremendously.

Some in Israel speculated that that is precisely what the Palestinian Authority wants, as it has had great success leveraging Palestinian suffering to extract concessions from Israel.

{Israel Today/Yair Israel}


  1. If Israel is considering giving up part of Judea and Samaria, then we can’t blame the “peace partners” for enacting such laws.

  2. Good now maybe Jews will finally get off their behinds and do some construction work insted of being on the dole.

  3. WE should not even think about giving up any more land. It is OURS.
    Why should we carre if the mislabeled “palestinians” have jobs, send them back to Arabia where they came from.

  4. the best news i have ever heard now all the yiden in israel can get a real job to start back to build up eretz yisrael

  5. Buruch Hashem now yiden wont be endangered with palestinian arab workers smuggling weapons and killing jews, rabunim already warned of the danger of employing palestinian worker, halivai the embargo is placed across the whole of israel, noone should rely on these so called cheap but dangerous workers, but nobody should worry israel will be blamed that the palestinians will be out of a job, because these palestinians only know how to complain and blame someone else other then themselves.