Haniyeh and his former government of not doing enough to facilitating the release of kidnapped BBC correspondent, Alan Johnston, who was abducted in Gaza four days ago.
abduction, as well as the abductions of all other journalists. They also called on the public condemnation of the abductors.
Designated minister of information, Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi, addressed the
journalists, calling for an end to the wave of disorder and lawlessness. He
confirmed that the new unity government will seriously address the issue of
lawlessness and end the state of disorder.
Likewise, alestinian guards of the evacuated Israeli settlements in the Gaza Strip on Saturday held a sit-in strike demanding reemployment. The guards called on the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) and presidency to pay their salaries, which have not been paid since November 2006.
The guards claimed the decision to sack them was "tyrannical and unjust", especially after they had guarded the evacuated settlements against robbery and vandalism. The criticised the government's decision to expel them from their jobs at the beginning of February 2007, after they were attacked and beaten
by the Hamas-affiliated Executive Force.
The 1,300 guards added that they have not received their salaries since November 2006, despite the fact that the Palestinian presidency and the treasury had endorsed a decision to pay their salaries.
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