Tuesday , March 2 2021

Thousands of Palestinians protest Social Security Act.



Mohamed Abdullah

RAMALLAH

Thousands of Palestinians sat outside the government headquarters in Ramallah, a westwestern city of Jordan, on Monday to protest controversial Social Security Act.

The government, headquartered in Ramallah, announced the timetable for enacting the bill for all businesses, and the bill came into force earlier this month.

Demonstrators demanded the abolition of the bill and the resignation of Labor Party Secretary Mamuna Abushira.

It is a third qualifying round by Palestinian protesters against the controversial law over the past four months.

The bill requires that at the age of 60, 7.2 percent of the salaries of private sector employees for the Social Security Fund (expected to be paid by the employer) are deducted and the national retirement age is set for both men and women.

The bill is a Palestinian legislative meeting (parliament) that has done little because of fundamental political differences between Hamas, which operates the Gaza Strip, and Fatah, which controls the Palestinian government in central Midwest.



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