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Teachers protest in Ramallah for union rights

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — An estimated 20,000 Palestinian teachers demonstrated in Ramallah on Tuesday to call for the implementation of an 2013 agreement guaranteeing their rights.Most schools in the occupied West Bank shut down completely in protest, while other establishments closed before noon, as teachers gathered in front of the Palestinian …

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The university where Israeli soldiers train on campus and shoot Palestinian protesters

Author: Ben White There can’t be many universities around the world where an occupying army has built a firing range on campus. But that is the reality for Palestine Technical University in the West Bank. Since October, the Tulkarm campus has been under repeated attack by Israeli forces, with student …

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Israel blocks delivery of Indian gift to Palestinian university

The Israeli regime has confiscated four communication systems that were to be given by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee to a Palestinian university as gifts during his first ever visit to the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. On Monday, Israeli customs authorities held back the systems and prevented their delivery to the Information …

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Students detained by undercover Israeli forces in Hebron clashes

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Palestinian students were detained by undercover Israeli forces and several were injured, some by live fire, when clashes erupted across Hebron on Tuesday.Witnesses told Ma’an that undercover forces helped Israeli soldiers detain several students during the clashes, without specifying the total number detained. Students of Hebron University …

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Ambassador: Qatar to employ 20,000 Palestinians

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Qatar is to create work opportunities for up to 20,000 Palestinians, the Palestinian ambassador to Qatar said Saturday.Munir Ghannam told Ma’an that “practical steps have started to embrace Palestinian workers in Qatar, as the country plans to host the first group of Palestinian workers after the holy …

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Unprecedented demonstration in Jerusalem due to Israeli discrimination against Christian Schools

Office of Christian Schools  in occupied Palestine On Wednesday, the 27th of May 2015, at 11:00 AM, an unprecedented demonstration will be held in the plaza in front of the Lev Ram building in Jerusalem (Ministry of Education headquarters) by the Christian Schools in Israel protesting on the discriminatory policy …

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12 يوماً على اعتصام أبناء الكتلة في جامعة بيرزيت

Source زمن برس يستمر عدد من أبناء الكتلة الاسلامية (الجناح الطلابي لحركة حماس) في جامعة بيرزيت في إعتصامهم داخل حرم الجامعة لليوم الثاني عشر على التوالي، مطابين بإنهاء ملف الإعتقال السياسي الذي تقوم به الأجهزة الامنية في الضفة الغربية، حسب ما جاء في بيان الكتلة والذي وصل زمن برس نسخة …

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PA security breaks teachers sit-in by force for second time

Palestinian Authority police forces broke up a sit-in staged by teachers in Ramallah city by force for the second time on Tuesday night. Spokesman for the teachers banned from teaching in the West Bank Awad Awad said that the policemen confiscated the teachers’ belongings in the hope of frustrating a …

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PA security forces quell and arrest teachers rallying outside Fayyad's office

The Palestinian authority security forces on Monday evening violently dispersed a group of 63 teachers protesting against the government of Salam Fayyad in Ramallah city. The teachers were rallying outside the office of de facto head of the government Salam Fayyad when a force of more than one hundred soldiers …

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High Court rules in favor of teachers fired over political affiliation

The Palestinian High Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a group of teachers claiming wrongful dismissal by the Palestinian Authority over political affiliation, a Ma’an correspondent said. The court ruled that all teachers should be reinstated to their former jobs, overturning a decision by the PA’s Ministry of Education. …

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