PA goes Gestapo-Style: Teacher dismissed on grounds of political affiliation goes on hunger strike in Nablus

[ PIC 24/09/2012 – 12:40 PM ]

NABLUS, (PIC)– Ahmed Mustafa Wahdan, a teacher from Nablus in northern West Bank, launched on Sunday an open-ended hunger strike protesting his dismissal from his work and demanding to return to his job.

Wahdan, a school teacher, had been dismissed from his job on December 1, 2011 because of political affiliation, together with hundreds of other employees who have been also dismissed from their jobs by Fayyad government, under the pretext of their affiliation with the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas.

The Palestinian Supreme Court issued a judicial resolution on Tuesday September 4, 2012 considering Fayyad government’s decisions to dismiss the employees for political reasons illegal and void and ordering the government to let them return to their jobs. However, Fayyad government ignored the Court’s decision.

The number of employees dismissed from their governmental jobs for reasons related to their political affiliation is estimated at thousands, including nearly 800 school teachers.


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