The Alternative Information Center and Kav LaOved published a report in August 2010 titled, “The Economy of the Occupation: A Socioeconomic Bulletin,” proposing an approximate calculation of amounts that the Department of Payments (also known as Payroll Department) deducted from the salaries of Palestinian workers from the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) who were employed in Israel, or which were deducted for them from their employers, from 1970-2009.