A Palestinian has filed a lawsuit against his former employer after he was fired and told he could no longer work there.
Etienne Mansour was fired last month after complaining about the poor working conditions at his workplace in the northern Gaza Strip, where many Palestinian workers are unemployed and unable to leave the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli company that employed Mansour said that the company had fired Mansour because of his Palestinian citizenship and that the employee did not possess a valid Israeli driver’s license.
Mansour’s lawyer told Al Jazeera that the lawsuit was filed on Wednesday against the Palestinian Authority and its security forces.
A spokesperson for the PA’s security forces told Al-Jazeera that they are not aware of any cases of a Palestinian employee being fired due to his citizenship, and that they will not comment on individual cases.
A Palestinian worker was injured by shrapnel from a Palestinian rocket during clashes between Israel and Hamas militants in the Strip last week.
More than 200 Palestinians were killed, and Israel has said that more than 400 of its soldiers have been killed in Gaza, which Hamas controls.