As a gesture to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the Defense
Ministry wants to grant Palestinians an additional 6,000 permits for
construction work in Israel, including in West Bank settlements.
measure would help the Palestinian and Israeli economy, said the spokesman for
the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. It will also
improve the quality of life for Palestinian laborers, he said.
month, Israel granted the Palestinians an additional 5,000 permits for
construction work, for a total of 24,500 Palestinian laborers.