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February 20, 2019 1:52 pm

Report: Qatar to Discontinue Funds for Gaza’s Electricity

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A Palestinian Hamas-hired civil servant displays US dollar banknotes after receiving her salary paid by Qatar, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, Dec. 7, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ibraheem Abu Mustafa. – The Qatari envoy to the Gaza Strip, Mohammad al-Amadi, told Hamas officials his country would discontinue its almost $10 million in funding towards the territory’s electricity amid a lack of improvement with infrastructure projects, reported Israeli media out Kan.

The current funds to the Gaza Strip are set to expire in April. Qatar has funneled some $1.1 billion in aid money to Gaza since 2012.

Qatar expressed irritation regarding “foot-dragging” by the US-designated terrorist group over numerous projects, “including a power line from Israel that could increase power supplies to the coastal enclave,” according to i24 News.

This move comes almost a month after Hamas rejected a $15 million transfer from the Gulf state, which Israel approved after initially blocking it.

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