Thursday, August 18, 2016
- Thursday, August 18, 2016
- Elder of Ziyon
But nearly 2900 Hamas members are not receiving anything from Qatar, causing protests in Gaza from those who didn't receive the money they felt they were entitled to.
Hamas has blamed Israel, saying that Qatar has been getting lists of terrorists from Israel and refusing to pay them. This seems possible but unlikely. While Qatar does speak to Israel, and Israel allows Qatar to work with Hamas on Gaza reconstruction, it does not appear that Israel is providing the list to Qatari officials on who not to pay.
According to Fatah-linked media, the PA is behind the decision not to pay many Hamas militants. And the reasons have nothing to do with Israel, but with the PA.
The sources say that the PA refuses to allow Qatar to pay anyone involved in the Hamas takeover of Gaza in 2007.
Furthermore, according to the sources, Hamas agreed to this limitation in order to make the majority of its employees happy.
Qatar is one of the few Arab states that is paying its pledges to reconstruct Gaza so Hamas doesn't want to jeopardize its relationship with the nation.
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