Child labor rises in Gaza amid soaring unemployment

GAZA – Child labor has risen sharply in Gaza, where youngsters toiling in garages and on construction sites have become breadwinners for families feeling the brunt of the Palestinian enclave’s 43 percent unemployment rate.

In the past five years, the number of working children between the ages of 10 and 17 has doubled to 9,700 in the territory, according to the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Child-labor-rises-in-Gaza-amid-soaring-unemployment-449706

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