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- Jewish Settlers use Palestinian Children as Labor force (The Real Agenda News, April 14, 2015):
Human Rights Watch, an advocacy organization for human rights reported today that Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are using Palestinian minors as laborers in agriculture fields, a practice that is contrary to international law.
In a 74-page report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says that Israeli settlements, mostly in the Jordan Valley, employ children as young as 11 years old, mainly in agricultural work for which they typically receive very low wages.
The report also stresses that children endure long hours under high temperatures, lift heavy materials and are exposed to dangerous pesticides. Continue reading »