Qatar’s new Gaza aid funding proposals nixed by Hamas

Qatari Ambassador Muhammed Al-Amadi promised to transfer $9.4m through the Erez crossing on Saturday as part of its January aid program for the Gaza Strip. He pledged the same amount for each of the next four months for distribution to 94,000 families in need of aid, i.e. $100 each. The first  44,000 aid recipients were due to receive their relief grant on Saturday; the remaining 50,000 on Sunday.
However, also on Saturday, Hamas leaders were quoted by the Hizballah-affiliated Beirut daily Al Akhbar as stating their refusal to accept the emirate’s cash gift, They said they preferred to carry on with their “confrontation and escalation” tactics on the Gaza-Israeli border. Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials said they had prepared new tactics for their “popular resistance” campaign that would target the Israeli population living next door to the Gaza Strip and IDF positions along the border.

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2 thoughts on “Qatar’s new Gaza aid funding proposals nixed by Hamas

  • Jan 26, 2019 @ 15:35 at 15:35

    Rather than feed their Arabs, courtesy of the Kuwaiti’s generosity. Hamas would rather have their Arabs killed and maimed, by bussing them to the Israeli border for their “popular resistance” campaign.

  • Jan 26, 2019 @ 19:55 at 19:55

    Rather than having money, Hamas would rather kill and be killed.
    So kill them when they cross into Israeli territory.
    It’s time to finally stop their offensive provocation.


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