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In some forms of unskilled labor, such as found in building trades and the service sector, Palestinians make up as much as 30 percent ofthe work force. 10 Palestinians' wages are not covered by Israeli trade-union agreements. They are ineligible for the basic social welfare benefits given Israeli workers. The Israeli National Insurance system does not include West Bank-Gaza residents. Some Israeli critics point out that the Arab labor fills jobs that are difficult to mechanize and equally difficult to convince Israeli workers to perform.
O & ' O \, ... \ 0 MAALEH ADUMlM BLciCK \ "O .. ,"' I \�---- The Occupation I 33 Israeli settlers had drilled twenty-four artesian wells, seventeen for use by Jordan Valley settlements. Meters have been placed on Arab wells, limits set for amounts allowed, and penalties imposed for violations. Israel proper has diverted some water from the West Bank for use within the pre-1967 borders. A lesser amount is piped from Israel to the West Bank. 13 Israel has for some years been linking the electricity system of the occupied territories into the Israel grid.
Syria countered the latter Israeli action by moving sophis ticated surface-to-air missiles into Lebanon near Zable, thus denying Israel supremacy in the air. S. negotiator Philip Habib, although a cease-fire was achieved and was in effect through the late fall. As this report went to press in December 1981, Israel made the surprise move of formally annexing the Golan Heights, which had come under Israeli occupation in 1967. N. Security Coun cil Resolution 242. Except for the annexation of Jerusalem and some surrounding West Bank land, this is the most serious move Israel has taken to make explicit its intention to maintain sovereignty over territories occupied in the 1967 war.
A Compassionate Peace: A Future for the Middle East: A Report Prepared for the American Friends Service Committee by Everett Mendelsohn