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Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Gaza to receive Egyptian fuel under agreement with Qatar

Gaza will start receiving USD 7-10 mn worth of Egyptian fuel paid for by Qatar under a plan to help the financially-stricken enclave pay salaries of civil servants, a Hamas official told Reuters. Under a Hamas-Qatar agreement, the fuel will be delivered to Hamas via the Egyptian border crossing, who would then sell it to petrol stations in the strip and use the money to pay the salaries of civil servants, including teachers and doctors. Qatar said last week that it had signed an agreement with Egypt to work together to provide the Gaza Strip with fuel and basic building materials, but didn’t provide details.

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