A group of former employees in the Hamas-run government in Gaza went on hunger strike Tuesday following a day of protests over unpaid salaries.
An employees' union official said former civil servants are carrying out sit-in protests inside the Palestinian cabinet's headquarters until their salaries are paid.
"Our sit-in is peaceful and we do not want to destroy public property, but we will stay here until our members are recognized and their salaries paid," Khalil al-Zayyan said.
The consensus government condemned the protest and said demonstrators threatened ministers holding a meeting and damaged their cars.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said that the consensus government must stop discrimination between employees in Ramallah and Gaza. more