By KTA News Team |

The Central District Court in Lod rejected a petition filed by eight asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan, along with some human rights organizations, against the Israeli Ministry of Interior’s procedure that limits the employment of foreigners, asylum seekers, and refugees in central cities in Israel.

The new procedure will only allow employment in five fields: construction, agriculture, institutional nursing, hotels, and partially restaurants and cleaning.

The judge excluded the cleaning industry and compared it to the restaurant industry. The decision also stated that an employee who is fired will not be entitled to pension funds and compensations. The Population and Immigration Authority claimed that the procedure is proportionate and meets the legal standards of Israel. During the hearings, the Ministry of Interior received criticism for not collecting data seriously and not sharing any relevant bodies in the negotiations.