Report: Child labor used to collect scrap metal from bomb sites in Gaza
According to an investigation by the Ma’an News Agency in Gaza, the illegal use of child labor has become commonplace in the Gaza Strip, where the lack of an export economy due to the Israeli siege has led families to send their children to bomb sites to collect scrap metal for money.
Despite the illegality of child labor, the practice is widespread due to the complete breakdown of the Gazan economy over the last four years. It is particularly common in families whose male head of household was killed by Israeli forces, as many of those families have no other wage earners.
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