'Modern Slavery': With Little Enforcement, Israeli Trafficking in Foreign Workers Continues

Despite victories against sex trafficking, workers are suffering in farming, construction and caregiving, but the police and other agencies have come up short in both identification and enforcement

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On August 20, Thai workers employed on a moshav agricultural community in the south phoned a rights group and described their working conditions: toil from dawn to midnight, sometimes in the extreme heat.

Workers who were “too slow” were fined by their Israeli employer. Medical problems, some of them probably caused by the work, weren’t treated. Other complaints were almost routine – like repeated late payment, pay less than minimum wage, and work with pesticides with no protection.

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