The Director General of Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority said that in the month of March about 1,000 workers from Sri Lanka are expected to land in Israel for work in its the agriculture sector, primarily picking citrus fruits.

Last week 122 Sri Lankan workers landed, this week 377 and next week 258 more workers will land in Israel.

Since the October 7 Hamas massacre, distress has arisen in the agriculture sector and since then many efforts have been made to reduce the gaps.

Among the steps: opening agreements with other countries to recruit foreign workers and meetings with Israeli employers and embassy representatives.