Palestinian Children Hard At Work

Israeli settlement farms in the West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest, and pack agricultural produce. The farms pay the children low wages and subject them to dangerous working conditions in violation of international standards. Children as young as 11 work on some settlement farms, often in high temperatures. The children carry heavy loads, are exposed to hazardous pesticides, and in some cases have to pay, themselves for medical treatment for work-related injuries or illness. Israel’s settlements are profiting from right's abuses against Palestinian children. In poor regions such as those in Palestine, child labor is often seen all around. In recent months laws have been passed in order to stop them from being put in danger while still allowing them to work. How can the children laboring in Palestine and around the world be helped to have safer working environments and proper pay?

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