Banks in Nablus Protest New Tax

December 7, 2010 3:03 AM IMEMC News Nablus, News Report, Non-violent action 0
07 Dec
3:03 AM

A number of banks in Nablus suspended work at 10 a.m. on Monday, protesting the P.A.’s decision to impose a new tax, the Ma’an News agency reported.Dozens of workers held a picket in front of the Arab Bank, in the city centre of Nablus, demanding the cancellation of the P.A. decision to levy a tax ranging from 3 to 30% on benefits of both civil servants and private sector employees.

The chief of Arab Bank employees union, Jamal al-Barq, said the union would consider future actions depending on the government’s response.

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