Israel seeks to replace Palestinian workers

In a new development, Israel is trying to stop its reliance on Palestinian workers by importing large numbers of Chinese migrant workers. While the Israel economy benefitted from the dispossession of Palestinian lands and the super exploitation of Palestinian workers, it nevertheless left it vulnerable to Palestinians’ organising efforts and resistance. In addition, however low the wages were, it still allowed the Palestinians to create an economy in the Occupied areas. By importing a new group of vulnerable workers, Israel is trying to preserve the exploitation of workers, but separate itself economically and politically from Palestinian resistance.