Gaza civil servants salaries will be paid by Qatar after an agreement with Egypt

Palestinians arrive to receive the financial aid of Qatar in Gaza City (Ali Jadallah - Anadolu Agency)

Middle East Monitor  /  November 30, 2021

The salaries of civil servants in the Gaza Strip will be paid this month, as Egypt and Qatar agreed on a mechanism for the payment, Haaretz reports.

According to the report, Qatar will provide money for employees of the Hamas-run administration indirectly by buying fuel from Egypt, the new agreement says.

The fuel would then be sent to Hamas through Egypt’s Rafah crossing with Gaza, and then Hamas would use the profits from selling the fuel to pay the salaries of civil servants, the report says.

The salaries are estimated to amount to $10m a month.

Qatar has been providing hundreds of millions of dollars to Gaza in recent years, amounting to some $30m per month since the 2018 Great March of Return.