After years of Hamas employees being paid half salaries, Qatar has started to make up the shortfall by paying Hamas members their full salaries.
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.
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