Palestinian teachers prepare to strike after PA fails to pay salaries
The Palestinian Authority has failed to pay the salaries of teachers and other civil servants in the West Bank for months, largely due to the withholding of most of its funds by Israeli and U.S. Authorities. As a result, teachers announced Saturday that they will take strike action this week.
Following the vote for Palestinian statehood at the United Nations last month, Israeli authorities seized nearly $100 million USD that was supposed to be transferred to the Palestinian Authority for employee salaries. Instead, the Israelis used it to pay themselves for alleged electricity debts owed by the PA to Israel.
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