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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

UNRWA teachers strike in support of Hamas member

From Iran's PressTV, September 12:

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.