Palestinian men keep warm around a fire as they wait to be collected by their Israeli employers after crossing from the West Bank town of Qalqilya to work in the early morning of Feb. 19, near the Israeli army’s checkpoint at Kibbutz Eyal in central Israel. With high unemployment the Palestinian economy is in a state of near-collapse resulting in increased pressure on the growing number of Palestinian workers seeking employment, illegally and legally in Israel.
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The caravan of Mateus Silva, 25 and unemployed, burns in the Nossa Senhora de Fatima neighborhood, in Lisbon January 25, 2012. Silva and his wife Leonor on Wednesday set the caravan on fire in protest of the eviction conducted by the Lisbon city police. The couple, along with their two daughters, have been living in the caravan for 21 months as they have no money to rent an apartment.
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