Chinese laborers worked at a pace 50 percent faster than that of Israelis, Palestinians or others, the ministry also said.
Several Palestinian prisoners, many of them administrative detainees, have recently embarked on prolonged hunger strikes in Israeli prison.
A Palestinian policeman reacts next to fellow police officers as he tries to prevent Palestinian demonstrators (not pictured) from reaching an Israeli checkpoint in the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem on Friday.
“During an emergency meeting with Israeli security officials and ministers, Netanyahu said that, “‘It has been chose to toughen the measures in many areas; a modification of the rules of engagement will be examined as well as the establishment of a minimum penalty for those who throw stones and significant fines for minors – and for their parents – who commit these offences’. “We seek to instill in all the citizens of Israel and all the judges of Israel” a norm of maximum penalties, he said. All are heroes of the Palestinian struggle to destroy Israel.
But the Islamist groups have got company from supposedly moderate Palestinian leaders.
Sixty-five percent of respondents reported wanting Abbas to resign.
Israel has always made more of an effort than the Palestinians to work out a peace deal.
The survey was conducted during a period of tension among Muslims and Jews with regards to the Temple Mount holy site, as well as the ongoing friction between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party and the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group. They named him as Dia al-Talahmeh, 21.
The demonstrators were protesting against the PA security services’ assault on a Palestinian youth in a rally organised a couple of days ago in solidarity with Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The two-state solution – an independent Palestine existing side-by-side with Israel – has been the broad objective of negotiations since the mid-1970s and the overriding focus of U.S.-led diplomacy for the past 20 years.