Teachers protesting in the West Bank earlier this Year Teachers and other government employees in the West Bank are taking strike action this week over unpaid salaries The Israeli government has seized $100 million, which was due to be transferred to the Palestinian Authority, as a reprisal for the UN vote which granted Palestine partial statehood. The money is actually tax money which is collected from Palestinians by the Israelis and withholding the money is a common tactic by Israel. The teachers will strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.