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        8/8/2011, Av 8, 5771

      PA Reaches Agreement with Doctors


      The Palestinian Authority signed a temporary agreement with doctors, Sunday evening, bringing an end to a work dispute, according to the PA's WAFA news agency. Labor Minister Ahmed Majdalani said the improvement of working conditions in the public health sector will be phased in, pending changes in the authorit-'s civil service law.

      The doctors started sanctions a few days ago, after the government decided not to approve a number of wage increases in an agreement developed between the two sides. The doctors only took care of emergency situations, cancelling scheduled operations and closing outpatient clinics.