An Israeli company has been licensed to provide home care services to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to an agreement signed on Thursday.
According to the agreement signed by the Palestine Land Development and Land Development Association (PLADDA), a partnership between PLADDA and the Israeli Land Administration, the company will operate a home care business in East Jerusalem, which is the city where Palestinians claim part of the Old City.
According, the agreement states that the company is expected to provide services in both areas, as well as in other areas in the region.
In addition to providing home care to Palestinians, the PLADADA also intends to develop a business in Gaza.
In an interview with the Jerusalem Post, PLADVA president and CEO Yigal Yaffe said the company was contracted to provide temporary and long-term care to people who had been displaced due to the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Yaffe said in addition to the Palestinians, PLADA will also assist Palestinian communities in the Gaza Strip.
“We’re looking at projects in the occupied Palestinian territories to provide care to the people in Gaza, and also in the refugee camps in the south,” Yaffe told the JerusalemPost.YFP’s home care operation will be based in a complex housing complex in the Old city, according the PLADA agreement.
Yafas spokesperson said the PLASA also intends for the company to provide short-term and long term services to the Palestinian population in the areas of Ramallah, Jenin, Bethlehem, Ramallah and Hebron.
The agreement states the company expects to be in business by the end of 2019.