Teacher Ayman Kawarik on protest hunger strike rushed to hospital

[ PIC 09/12/2012 - 09:58 PM ]

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RAMALLAH, (PIC)– A dismissed teacher in Ramallah was carried to hospital on Sunday after his health condition worsened due to six days of hunger strike.

Reliable sources at the Ramallah ministry of education said that Ayman Kawarik did not eat or drink for the past six days.

Dozens of teachers, who were not employed by the education ministry despite meeting all required criteria, went on a protest hunger strike last Tuesday.

Kawarik along with six other teachers were also picketing in front of the ministry since last Tuesday.

More than one thousand teachers accused the ministry of resorting to the so-called security checkup, which denies citizens employment on grounds of their political affiliation, despite a court order cancelling the measure.

The teachers complained to a number of human rights groups but to no avail so far.

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