Orphans And Widows Call on PA to Release Withheld Salaries

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Jenin, 18 Syawwal 1438/12 July 2017 (MINA) – Eight Palestinian families, comprised of orphans and widows from Jaba town in Jenin, called for reimbursing their monthly allowances which the Palestinian Authority (PA) suspended recently.

In an appeal letter sent to PA chief Mahmoud Abbas on Monday evening, the families described themselves as “relatives of breadwinners who died in a horrific traffic accident that had taken place on August 12, 2012 on the road to Tulkarem,” the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported.

They appealed to Abbas to end their suffering and order the release of their monthly payments, which have been withheld recently.

“We are all providers for our children, but our living and financial conditions are extremely bad. We need your support and you should assume your responsibility towards our kids,” the families said.

In 2012, the PA presidency issued a decree considering eight Palestinian workmen who died at the time in the traffic accident “martyrs” and allocated regular monthly payments to their families.(T/R04/RS5)8

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)