Scores of UNRWA employees held a sit-in outside the headquarter of the largest international aid agency working in Gaza to protest what they described as arbitrary measures taken against their union leader.
Suheil al-Hindy, the head of UNRWA's workers union, was suspended without pay for three months because of his affiliation to the democratically-elected Hamas government.
A teachers' strike is scheduled for tomorrow in solidarity with al-Hindi, according to Palestine Press Agency. If that doesn't get al-Hindi reinstated, they plan to expand and extend the strike next week.
Al-Hindi openly praised suicide bombers at a UNRWA school in 2003. Instead of being fired then and there, he received a promotion and that is how he ended up becoming the union leader.