General strike by Palestinian teachers over unpaid salaries

The general strike of Palestinian teachers called earlier this week has now broken out, with schools across the West Bank now closing their doors. As we reported, Palestinian teachers are furious at the decision by their employer, the Palestinian Authority (PA) to delay payment of their November salaries. ┬áThe PA blames Israel and the USA for its financial crisis, citing Israel’s decision to hold back on money owed to the PA following the recent UN decision to upgrade the PA’s status. ┬áHere’s a report from the Palestine News Network.