Palestinian Teachers Continue Strike in Spite of PA Government Threats
Palestinian teachers on Sunday reiterated that they will not give in to the Palestinian Authority government’s threats to end their strike and urged them to increase their protests, Quds Press reported.
The Teachers’ Movement emphasized that they did not accept the initiative of the PA government and asked for a large sit-in in front of the Ministry of Education in Ramallah.
In a statement, the Teachers’ Union warned that they would not be waiting or marking secondary school examination papers.
“No one can bring the Palestinian teacher to his knees,” the statement said, “even by inciting against him.”
The statement added that efforts to end the strike by threatening teachers with the loss of their jobs will not force them to return to work.
The statement of the Teachers’ Movement reiterated: “The strike will not end unless the government meets our demands.”
Palestinian teachers in the West Bank have insisted on a strike for three months demanding the government pay them their full salary and increase their wages by 15 percent.