The General Teacher Union in the Palestinian territories slammed on Friday the Israeli army for the kidnapping of Sameer Shaheen, head of the Ministry of Education in the West Bank city of Salfit.In its statement, the Union stated that the army is carrying organized attacks against the Palestinian teachers in order to place obstacles in front of the education process in Palestine.

The Union demanded the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, and several human rights groups, to intervene and stop the Israeli violations, and to practice pressure on the Israeli authorities to release all of the imprisoned teachers.

The Union also voiced similar appeals to the International Red Cross.
Shaheen, 48, was kidnapped by the army when soldiers stormed his home of Friday at night.