Fifteen million dollars in Qatari cash will arrive in the Gaza Strip in coming days following Israel removing objection to the third installment designated for salary payments in the coastal enclave, Israel’s army radio reported Sunday.
According to the report, the Qatari funds due at the beginning of January are now on their way after an almost two-week delay. The Qatari emissary will land at Ben-Gurion Airport Sunday or Monday before continuing through to Gaza.The delayed transfer has led Hamas in recent weeks to threaten escalated violence if Israel did not allow the funds to be delivered, beginning with the weekly protests along the border.
However, unconfirmed Palestinian reports claimed that Hamas on Friday instructed their members not to escalate the usually violent demonstrations this week in order to increase the chances that Israel would allow the funds.
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