Thousands of Chinese construction workers headed for Israel

January 5, 2017 8:00 am

Chinese foreign workers excavating tunnels in the occupied Palestinian territories have lunch in this February 2009 file photo.

and Tel Aviv have agreed on the dispatch of thousands of Chinese construction workers to Israel in an attempt to alleviate the regime’s “housing crisis.”
According to a joint statement released by Israel’s finance and interior ministries on Wednesday, based on the deal, expected to be officially signed by both parties in February, will send around 6,000 workers to Israel over a six-month period.
Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon was quoted in the statement as saying that the workers’ arrival would “energize efforts to solve the housing crisis.”  
“The Chinese workers will reduce the construction time, and bring down prices for the benefit of the public,” said Israeli Housing and Construction Minister Uri Ariel.
Around some 9,000 foreign construction laborers are employed by the Tel Aviv regime, the majority of whom hail from Eastern European countries.
The announcement comes less than a week after the United Nations announced that Israel’s demolition campaign against Palestinian homes and structures across the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem al-Quds had reached unprecedented levels.
The Israeli leveling of Palestinian homes is usually meant to provide land for the construction of settlements.
Over half a million Israelis live in more than 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem al-Quds.
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