Preliminary Deal on Teachers Strike Focus of Dailies

RAMALLAH, March 7, 2016 (WAFA) – The three major Palestinian dailies focused on the public teachers’ strike crisis, saying the parliamentary blocs at the Palestine Legislative Council announced a preliminary agreement with the government to end the strike.

Al-Ayyam reported that the public teachers’ strike crisis has reached a standstill.

Al-Hayat al-Jadida and al-Ayyam reported that parliamentary blocs at the PLC announced a preliminary deal with the government to resolve the crisis.

Al-Quds reported that Ministry of Education declared that parent volunteers are welcome to teach children at public schools until the crises ends.

On a different subject, al-Quds and al-Ayyam reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed Israel’s strong relations with Washington, ahead of the visit of the US Vice-president Joe Biden.

Al-Hayat Al-Jadida said that Netanyahu is “flirting” Washington prior to Biden’s expected visit to the region.

The three dailies reported that Egyptian Minister of Interior accused Hamas of partaking in the assassination of former Egyptian attorney general, but said Hamas spokesman denied the claim.

Al-Quds and Al-Ayyam said Israeli forces quelled a demonstration by Palestinian women who have been denied entry to Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem.

Al-Ayyam and Al-Hayat Al-Jadidia reported that Israeli Knesset delayed a draft law banning the Muslim call for prayer for amendment.