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At the end of the assessment of the current situation, the coordinator of government operations in the territories denied hundreds of family members of terrorist Muhammad Murad Sami Sof permission to enter, work and live in Israel.< br />
In response, Hamas spokesman Jihad Taha stated that “the policy of collective punishment, as well as the refusal to issue them work permits, proves the failure of the occupation regime.”
Hamas has addressed the international community with a complaint about Israel following Defense Minister Benny Gantz's decision to revoke hundreds of work and residence permits from family members of the terrorist who carried out the attack on the Ariel industrial zone.
Hamas spokesman Jihad Taha said that “the policy of collective punishment adopted by the defense minister against family members of the martyr Muhammad Sami Sof, as well as the denial of work permits for them, proves the failure of the occupation regime.”
Taha urged human rights organization to “condemn this policy, which violates the most basic human rights standards,” saying that it “reflects the sadism and criminal racism of the occupation.”
More than 200,000 Palestinians have various work permits in Israel. Of these, 40,000 work in the settlements of Judea and Samaria, most of them in construction.
The standards for security checks are not the same for the two populations. There are stricter requirements for workers crossing checkpoints inside Israel. So, if in Israel a work permit is issued only to persons aged 27 years and older, if we are talking about single people, and to people aged 22 years and older, if we are talking about married people, then in the settlements the conditions are simpler: even a single person aged 18 and over can enter and work in settlements.
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