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Hamas accuses the Ramallah government of excluding teachers on political grounds

February 27, 2014 at 11:15 am

The Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, accused the Ramallah authority headed by Salam Fayyad of continuing to implement a policy of excluding Palestinian teachers in the West Bank on political grounds.

In a press statement obtained by Quds Press, Hamas stated, “The Ministry of Education in the West Bank prevents the renewal of job applications for any of the affiliates of the movement [Hamas] on the pretext of security reasons,” pointing out that “as soon as any employee submits an application for renewal, a rapid screening of his name and identification number is conducted; and if the applicant is found on the lists of those banned by the security services, the ministry informs him that his application has been rejected  and that he should refer to the security services in his governorate.”

On another note, Hamas said that the Palestinian Authority’s security apparatus detained two of Hamas’ supporters in the governorates of Nablus and Qalqiliya, nothing that they were among the freed prisoners.

Hamas elaborated that security forces arrested Mohammad Al-Shahrory, after raiding his house in the city of Nablus, and Munthir, a poet from the village of Habla, Qalqilya, pointing out that the poet “is suffering from many illnesses and his health situation is very bad.”