Israeli companies have offered jobs to employees of the High Street’s IT solutions business, which has been under the control of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas since 2011.
According to an announcement on the company’s website, the offer was made on January 20.
The High Street employs about 1,200 people in the West Bank, including 300 in the Palestinian territories.
The Israeli Ministry of Labor, however, did not provide a breakdown of the jobs offered, or the pay for those positions.
In addition, the ministry did not identify the employer.
A spokesman for the High Floor said the offer had nothing to do with the Palestinian leadership.
“The offer to provide employment to Palestinians in the IT business was made to the Palestinian Authority leadership, but no one from the leadership has responded to the offer,” the spokesman said.
The news was first reported by the Palestinian media outlet Al Jazeera.
In a statement, Abbas said that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict had been “fraught with instability for decades, and it has become a cause for anger and resentment.”
The Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem have been holding a sit-in at the Israeli Embassy for almost a year demanding the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who they say has no right to rule over their city.
The Palestinians claim that Israel has violated international law by building settlements in East Jerusalem, which they see as their future capital.
In January, Israeli forces began a military operation in East Gaza, in which they reportedly killed more than 1,000 Palestinians and wounded hundreds of others.
In response, Palestinian President Mahmoud Barak announced a plan to send a delegation to Israel to negotiate a truce.
However, he also vowed that his government would not negotiate with Israel until it is free of violence and the situation in the occupied territories was “under control.”
He also called on Israel to cease its occupation of the Palestinian territory.
Israel has been conducting a war of attrition against the Palestinians in Gaza since 2014, when Israel launched Operation Protective Edge, targeting Hamas militants and other Palestinian armed groups in the coastal enclave.
More than 3,100 Palestinians, including thousands of children, have been killed in the conflict.
A UN report released in May said Israel had killed at least 1,812 Palestinians since the conflict began in July 2014.
The report was based on data from the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The United Nations also noted that Israel’s military operations had killed 1,917 civilians.