Meet Israel's Garbage Collectors: Akram, 20: Provides for His Family

For more than a month Haaretz followed the collectors of scrap metal, empty bottles and other waste. Here are their stories.

“Here comes the good garbage,” Akram says as a garbage truck from the Gush Etzion Regional Council, in the West Bank, enters the garbage dump in Yatta, a town in the southern Hebron Hills. He breaks off the interview, tightens the cloth sack he is holding and runs with the other men who have been waiting eagerly for the settlers’ waste. The driver follows the instructions of the children who are...