Silent Keeper Grants to Gaza Allowed by Israel

Israel ends opposition to Qatari grants to Hamas-ruled Gaza after reduction in violence.

The third round of monetary grant to the Gaza Strip is expected to resume this week, two-weeks after Israel had stopped the grants.

The grant will be presented by the Qatari envoy for the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip, Muhammad al-Amadi.

Israel had asked Qatar to stop its transfer of funds to Gaza following an escalation in violence from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, including the launching of a rocket and incendiary balloons.

Qatari grant consists of $15 million in cash to pay officials’ salaries and distribute money to the needy. It also includes an additional purchase of $10 million worth of diesel fuel for the Gaza power plant. The grant was divided into six parts, two of which were given before Israel put a halt to them. 

19/01/19

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