Qatar resumes aid to thousands of Gaza families | Palestine News

Qatar resumes aid to thousands of Gaza families | Palestine News

Gulf state Qatar has donated a whole lot of thousands and thousands of {dollars} to Gaza since 2014. UN says new funding quantities to $40m.

Qatar has resumed its distribution of aid to the besieged Gaza Strip for the primary time since an escalation in violence in May between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian group that governs the territory.

The Hamas-run authorities’s official information company mentioned the cash is being disbursed by way of supermarkets, cash alternate outlets and different retail shops in a course of that can proceed in the course of the coming days. The workplace of Qatar’s Gaza envoy, Mohammed el-Amadi, confirmed on Wednesday that the funds had restarted. The UN has mentioned the funding quantities to $40m.

Al Jazeera’s Youmna al-Sayed, reporting from Gaza, mentioned the aid will probably be delivered in quantities of 320 shekels (about $100) and “not in dollars like it used to be before”.

Qatar has donated a whole lot of thousands and thousands of {dollars} to Gaza since Israel’s assault on the Gaza Strip in 2014.

Before the latest escalation in violence between Israel and Hamas, Qatari diplomats delivered thousands and thousands of {dollars} in money by carrying suitcases by way of the Beit Hanoun border crossing, additionally referred to as Erez by Israel, which controls the crossing. The coverage has sparked controversy inside Israel, with critics seizing on the optics and accusing the federal government of bowing to Hamas strain.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has promised to finish such deliveries since turning into prime minister in June.

The Qatari aid beforehand went to some thousands of poor families and to pay the salaries of civil servants in Gaza’s authorities. The aid to the families has resumed, however there’s not but an settlement on the aid for Hamas’s authorities payroll.

In the wake of the renewed preventing between Israel and Hamas in May, the United States pledged to work with the internationally recognised Palestinian Authority to rebuild Gaza. But the PA, which administers some components of the Israeli-occupied West Bank, withdrew from the aid settlement.

As a outcome, the UN introduced on Monday that the Qatari funds can be distributed by way of the identical mechanism its companies use within the territory.

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