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.
The International Middle East Media Center is running an URGENT online fundraising campaign.
Click here to donate online via Click & Pledge.
You can give a one-time donation, or a monthly deduction from your bank account.
Your HELP is essential to keep the IMEMC
A FREE and INDEPENDENT Media Source
Recent Articles about West Bank Palestinian Politics
New Palestinian PM Resigns Jun 21 13
Abbas Appoints A New Prime Minister Jun 03 13
Israeli Attacks in West Bank and Jerusalem 00:04 Sun 20 Apr
UN Mideast Peace Envoy Denied Entry to Holy Fire Ceremony 23:47 Sat 19 Apr
OCHA: Palestinian Woman Killed, 101 Injured in oPt 23:37 Sat 19 Apr
Detention Extended for 4 Jerusalemites, 2 Released 16:26 Fri 18 Apr
3 Palestinians Kidnapped, 10 Others Detained Near Hebron 15:55 Fri 18 Apr
Vandals Torch Mosque in Umm al-Fahm 14:59 Fri 18 Apr
Journalist Majd Kayyal Released 14:41 Fri 18 Apr
UN Official Pledges to Lift the Siege on Gaza 04:35 Fri 18 Apr
Ministry of Education Holds Sit-in to Mark Prisoners Day 16:36 Thu 17 Apr
Statement by Erekat Marking the Day of the Palestinian Prisoner 16:21 Thu 17 AprFull Story