gupt.jpg It is with deep sadness that Teachersolidarity passes on the news that the General Secretary of the Palestinian Teachers Union Jamil Shihada has died Jamil Shihada was an indefatigable advocate for Palestinian Teachers. His colleague Hazem Qumzieh, international relations secretary of GUPT said 'Its with deep sadness to announce that passing of Mr. Jamil Shihada today- March 16, 2010, the General Secretary of the General Union of Palestinian Teachers- GUPT. Such a loss will never be compensated for the great effort that Mr. Jamil had invested in establishing and building the union within Palestine with the support of his fellow leaders and teachers.' Teachersolidarity sends deepest sympathy to our friends in the GUPT and to Jamil's family at this sad time.