The Palestinian Authority will pay employees' salaries for March on Tuesday, the civil servants' union said. Union chief Bassam Zakarna said the Ministry of Finance has delivered money for salaries to banks across Palestine. Government employees will be able to withdraw their wages from ATMs on Tuesday or from banks on Wednesday, Zakarna said. The union chief commended the ministry for paying salaries despite the ongoing financial crisis. The Ramallah-based government failed to pay civil servants salaries in full and on time on several occasions last year. The PA employs about 170,000 people in the West Bank and Gaza, where its employees continue to receive salaries even though the Hamas government has replaced them with its own civil servants.