Palestinian teachers organised sit-in protests across the occupied West Bank on 1st March as a teachers’ strike calling on the Palestinian Authority to guarantee their rights entered its 16th consecutive day.


Teachers said that PA security forces set up a number of checkpoints across the West Bank to prevent them from reaching demonstration sites.”I was travelling to Hebron to take part in a sit-in strike outside the Hebron’s governor’s office, and Palestinian security denied me entry,” a teacher, who requested anonymity, told Ma’an. PA security sources told Ma’an that the checkpoints around the southern city were “not to deny teachers entry to Hebron,” but there to “ambush fugitives.” They said at least one drug dealer was arrested at the checkpoints.Despite the restrictions, hundreds of teachers held a sit-in protest at the Ibn Rushd circle in Hebron, bearing signs demanding for their rights.
The demonstrations came as the Palestinian government threatened to take administrative and legal procedures against teachers if they did not commit to returning to work on Wednesday.
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