A Palestinian who used to work in a restaurant kitchen to clean his kitchen, then a cleaner, said that after the occupation ended in 2011, he was no longer able to make enough money to afford a new job.
In the past two years, he’s become a cleaner.
A cleaner with the Palestinian Ministry of Economy and Commerce, he said he earns $400 a month working for the ministry.
He said he’s able to support his family, which he has lived in the West Bank for more than a decade, without financial support from the state.
The Palestinian Authority does not provide any salary to cleaners.
There are no unemployment benefits or unemployment insurance.
And the salaries of those working for ministries are so low that some are barely able to feed their families.
The salary of a cleaning supervisor is $2,000 a month.
But in his job, cleaning workers have to do their own cleaning.
He says they have to spend hours at the kitchen table, picking up dirty dishes and washing them.
The jobs have not improved his life.
His employer, the Palestinian Authority, is not making money out of him.
He has to keep paying the cleaning ministry salaries, he explained.
When I first started working at the ministry, I was earning $400 per month.
And then, when I started working for a different ministry, that number dropped to $400.
So I decided to go back to work and started earning $600 a month now.
I’m not paying myself.
If I do not have enough money for my monthly expenses, I will also pay for a bus ticket and electricity bill, he added.
He said that when he started his job in 2011 after the Oslo Accords were signed, the salaries for cleaners were about $300.
But since the occupation was ended, the government has not increased the salaries.
As a cleaner and a cleaner for the Palestinian government, he has to work overtime.
It is a grueling job that he said was stressful and exhausting.
He explained that when the government began paying the cleaners’ salaries in 2017, it was an easy decision.
But now, he cannot even afford to buy a small refrigerator.
When he is working, he is constantly busy, cleaning and cleaning again, said the cleaner.
I don’t know what I’m going to do in the future.
He says that after years of living under the occupation, the state no longer provides him with enough money.
I need a job, but the state is not willing to provide it.
The government is not providing any money for him, and he is forced to sell his car, which is worth a few thousand shekels ($40).
The cleaner said that the car was worth only $5,000 before the occupation.
He was working as a cleaner in the Palestinian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
When the government of Israel was established in 1948, it promised to provide the Palestinian people with the basic needs of life.
Today, the Palestinians have been living in a state of insecurity for decades, and have been under constant attack by the Israeli military and its allies.