Qatar Injects More Cash Into Gaza For Hamas Employees

Qatar injects more cash into Gaza for Hamas employees

Employees of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip began collecting their salaries for a second month Friday, after Qatar pumped more cash into the territory with Israel's blessings.

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, Dec 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 7th Dec, 2018 ) :Employees of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip began collecting their salaries for a second month Friday, after Qatar pumped more cash into the territory with Israel's blessings.

It came despite a major flareup between Hamas and Israel that saw Avigdor Lieberman resign as Israel's defence minister after accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of being soft on the Islamist group.

Hundreds of employees of Hamas government departments waited in long queues outside banks in the Gaza Strip from the early hours, AFP reporters said.

The finance ministry announced in a statement to local media that the money would be distributed over the next two days, with employees receiving 50 percent of their salaries.

Doaa, a 36-year-old employee at the women's ministry in Gaza, said she came early in the morning to receive her salary.

"This payment helps us to live our life and meet the needs of our children, even if only a little." In Qatar's operation, a total of $90 million is to be distributed in six monthly instalments of $15 million, according to authorities, primarily to cover salaries of officials working for Hamas.

A first tranche of $15 million was distributed in November, and the second one was broughtinto Gaza late Thursday by Qatari ambassador Mohammed al-Emadi, Hamas sources said.

The Qatar envoy to Gaza also met Hamas leader Ismail Haniya.

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