Gunmen steal PA matriculation exams

PA suspends exams after a group of gunmen carjacked a driver carrying forms.

fatah gunmen 298.88 (photo credit: AP)
fatah gunmen 298.88
(photo credit: AP)
Fatah gunmen in Nablus on Saturday stole the forms of the high school matriculation finals known as Tawjihi, forcing the Palestinian Authority to suspend the exams. Eyewitnesses said a group of masked gunmen belonging to Fatah's armed wing, the Aksa Martyrs Brigades, stopped a car that was transferring the exam forms to schools in Nablus and stole them after threatening to shoot the driver. They said the gunmen were hoping to give the forms to their friends and relatives. This was the first time since the establishment of the PA that the Tawjihi examination forms were stolen. Last week Fatah gunmen raided the offices of the PA Education Ministry and the Nablus Municipality and kicked out all Hamas-affiliated employees. The gunmen appointed their relatives to the vacant jobs.