Palestinian teachers say a dozen arrested for striking

February 17, 2016 1:15 PM

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RAMALLAH, West Bank – Palestinian teachers say police have detained about a dozen of them for organizing a two-day school strike.

Palestinian teacher Yousef Badran of Hebron says Wednesday that the Palestinian Authority has not fulfilled a 2013 pledge to issue a 10 percent raise to teachers. He says teachers scrape by on salaries of about $640 per month and "all we demand is a decent life."

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