Aid From Qatar Set to Flow Again Into Gaza
Aid from Qatar will once again flow into Gaza for civil servants and poor families, including those employed by the terrorist Hamas movement, but this time the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations will have a hand in the process, Qatar’s envoy to Gaza said earlier in the week. Qatar pledged $500 million for Gaza following the 11-day cross-border conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, leading to massive destruction in the coastal strip, which has remained in chaos due to an Israeli blockade on the strip that has prevented most building materials and cash aid from entering. The aid will resume in the coming days, Qatari envoy to Gaza, Mohammed Al-Emadi, said after meeting Hamas leaders in Gaza, and the deal will include the full opening of border crossings, he said. The aid could take the form of vouchers instead of cash, due to the fear that cash could be diverted to be used to purchase weapons, or other terror tools.