As Israel’s economy recovers, it has been experiencing a rapid rise in garment employment, according to a report released Thursday by the Israeli NGO the World Workers Network.
The report, which is based on data from the Ministry of Labor, is part of a broader effort to track the impact of the Israeli economy on the lives of Palestinians, especially children.
While the report focuses on employment in the apparel and textile sectors, the work of the World Wobynights is far broader, covering employment in every other sector of Israeli life.
The World Workers network, a group that seeks to highlight the impact on children of the occupation of Palestinian territories, estimates that the garment industry has an economic impact of up to $4.5 billion per year in direct benefits to children in the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.
That number includes direct economic costs, like lost wages and child labor, as well as indirect costs, such as decreased health and educational services and reduced access to services and employment opportunities.
The data is also critical for assessing the scale of the damage to children that garment production is causing.
In a recent report, the World Workers Network estimated that about 4 million children in Gaza and the West bank are affected by garment production.
According to the World Works Network, these children are particularly vulnerable to physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse and exploitation.
A survey conducted by the World Women’s Network, which works to empower women and girls around the world, found that 80 percent of Gaza girls and women had experienced physical, emotional and psychological harm from garment factories.
This work is also reflected in the new report, with the World Worker Network estimating that about 15 percent of Palestinian children in occupied territories suffer from some form of physical or sexual abuse.
As the Israeli occupation of the West has intensified in recent years, Israeli companies have been looking to find ways to increase their profit margins and avoid paying workers wages that are below the poverty line.
As a result, some factories are turning to “garment manufacturing” to reduce labor costs.
While this practice is a form of factory exploitation, it is not illegal under Israeli labor laws.
The term garment manufacturing is often used interchangeably with the textile industry, which employs around 50 percent of the Palestinian workforce.
While there is little data on the prevalence of this industry in the occupied territories, a survey conducted in 2013 by the UN Children’s Fund found that more than 20 percent of garment workers in the Gaza and West Bank worked in the garment sector.
The UN also estimated that 3,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, were employed in the textile sector in 2014.
According the World Working Network, the textile and garment industries account for $1.3 trillion of Israeli Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2020, making up 10 percent of total employment in Israel.
However, there is no comprehensive data on how many children in Israeli children’s homes are factory workers.
This is the case in the case of children who are the sole workers in Palestinian factories.
While a 2014 survey conducted on behalf of the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund found about half of Palestinian households in the Occupied Territories were “underutilized,” most of the time these children were employed by non-governmental organizations or the Israeli government.
The vast majority of children living in Palestinian households are employed in garment factories, which employ around 1,500 Palestinian children.
The majority of these children work in the factories, working as domestic workers, garment-makers, seamstresses, and cooks.
Many children also work in retail stores and on construction sites.
While Palestinian children are not forced to work in these occupations, the factories are often considered a “safe” option.
According a 2014 UNICEF report, factories in the Israeli Occupied West Bank and Gaza “employ children under the age of 14, as many as half of whom work in their home communities.”
This exploitation of children has been documented in a number of studies, including a report published by the European Union in 2012.
The study found that children in child factories “face exploitation at work, including physical and sexual abuse, lack of access to health care, and physical and psychological violence.”
The study also documented how children in Palestinian factory jobs often face a “dysfunctional social structure.”
According to an August 2016 report from the Center for Labor Rights and Citizenship in the Palestinian territories (CLRC), “The physical and emotional and financial costs of living conditions for children are the biggest barriers to economic development and social integration for many Palestinian children.”
The report found that many of the children in garment-making factories “have been at the mercy of their employers for more than a decade, often subjected to physical and mental violence at work and in school, and subjected to the threat of violence or deportation.”
In the report, CLRC also documented that, “a majority of child factories in occupied Palestinian territories are operated by individuals or entities affiliated with the Israeli