Court recognizes Palestinians hurt while laboring in Israel as work-accident victims

27.12.2011                      1.Tewet. 5772                       Channuka 7                      Rosch Chodesch 2

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Court recognizes Palestinians hurt while laboring in Israel as work-accident victims

2005 Qassam attack kills three employees but unlike their Chinese colleague, the two Palestinians were not recognized by NII as victims of an act of hostility.

The National Labor Court has recently suggested recognizing Palestinians injured or killed by a Qassam rocket while working in an Israeli community as work-accident victims.
In June 2005, three workers, one of them Chinese, were killed and four were wounded when a Qassam rocket slammed into a packing shed in the Ganei Tal settlement in the Gaza Strip. Unlike their Chinese colleague, the Palestinians were not recognized by the National Insurance Institute as victims of an act of hostility, as the law prevents recognizing them as such if they are working outside Israel….