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Haryana's 'savage move' to send construction workers to Israel to replace Palestinians

Counterview Desk 
UP Joseph, General Secretary, Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI), opposing the Haryana government's "savage" move to send construction workers to Israel, has said that this follows the Israeli Builders' Association asking for 50,000 -100,000 Indian construction workers to replace Palestinian workers.
Stating that already Israel and India are negotiating about sending 15,000 workers to Israel, CWFI said in a statement, the BJP-led Uttrakhand government is also mulling to send construction workers to Israel, adding, a protest is being organised on 22nd and 23rd December against the move to send construction workers to Israel. 


The Construction Workers Federation of India strongly condemns the Haryana state government’s move to send 10,000 skilled workers out of which a large section will be the construction workers, to Israel. The  BJP led Haryana Government’s ‘Haryana Kaushal Rojgar Nigam’ (HKRN) put out an advertisement on 15th December, 2023 for recruiting 10,000 skilled workers for Israel, where there is a shortage of man power in the construction sector since the start of the genocidal war on Palestine launched by Israel. 
It was earlier reported that Israeli authorities have ordered Palestinian workers working in different sectors in Israel with work permits to leave, as part of their attacks on Palestinians. While the Israeli Builders' Association has asked for 50,000 -100,000 Indian construction workers to replace Palestinian workers, it was reported that Israel and India are negotiating about sending 15,000 workers. 
The Haryana Kaushal Rojgar Nigam (HKRN) has outlined specific criteria for individuals interested in the recruitment drive for young workers. This is a sinister ploy to exploit our country’s poor construction workers to send to Israel by offering lucrative salary at the expense of death, starvation and income losses of fellow Palestinian workers. In addition to that, HKRN also recruits a large number of bouncers to guard the night clubs of Israel; this is a serious concern, these Indian bouncers may be used in ongoing war. 
News reports are also coming, the BJP-led Uttrakhand government is also mulling to send construction workers to Israel. The similar recruitment exercise may happen in Uttrakhand also.
BJP-led Uttrakhand government is also mulling to send construction workers to Israel. A recruitment exercise may happen there
The Construction Workers Federation of India strongly opposes the menacing move of Haryana Government to send the poor construction workers of our country to Israel to overcome its shortage of workers and in any way support its genocidal attacks on Palestine killing thousands of innocent people including children and women.
The Construction Workers Federation of India reiterates that Indian government support the UN resolution calling for immediate ceasefire, Palestinian state with 1967 borders and East Jerusalem as its capital. CWFI demands the Government of India to use its diplomatic relations with Israel to abide by the UN resolution instead of negotiating for sending construction workers to that country. 
CWFI calls upon all its members and all the construction workers of India to protest on 22nd and 23rd December against the moves to put the lives of construction workers of our country at risk by sending them to Israel and make them indirect partners in its genocidal attacks on Palestinians. 
Construction workers of India stand in solidarity with the working class and the people of Palestine under genocidal attack by Israel with the full backing of the USA and other imperialist countries.  



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