West Bank teachers suspend strike threat after meeting gov’t officials

The planned strike today by Palestinian teachers in the West Bank was called off following a meeting with government officials who promised to respond to the major demands of the union. ¬†(More details can be found on the Ma’an website.)¬†Teachers and other civil servants have been in the forefront on an ongoing dispute with the Palestinian Authority over unpaid wages and other issues leading to a series of rolling strikes over the last few months.