Ma'an News Agency
October 22, 2012 - 12:00am

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- UNRWA staff employed in schools, clinics and offices in refugee camps across the West Bank will strike on Tuesday in protest over cutbacks in services.

UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, is cutting health services and other emergency programs, and firing 130 employees, a spokesman for refugee camps in the West Bank said Monday.

Imad Abu Ismail said in a statement that medical operations had been canceled due to a financial crisis in the UN agency.

He said a general strike will be held on Tuesday and protests will continue until the austerity measures are reversed.


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