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Qatari Envoy to Hamas: Balloons Threaten my Efforts

Qatari Envoy to Hamas: Balloons Threaten my Efforts

Friday, 30 July, 2021 - 06:00
A Palestinian launches incendiary balloons near Beit Lahia in Gaza towards Israeli settlements. AFP file photo

Mohammed Al-Emadi, the Qatari aid envoy to Gaza, has informed Hamas in a letter that the launching of incendiary balloons threatens the renewal of the Qatari grant to the Gaza Strip.


Emadi made a phone call with Hamas officials to stress the need for calm to accelerate the process of making the grant, according to the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation (KAN).


Upon the Qatari request, Hamas halted the launching of incendiary balloons on Sunday.


i24NEWS revealed that Emadi told Hamas that the launching of incendiary balloons jeopardizes his efforts.


Due to the radical change in the mechanism of bringing Qatari money to Gaza, Hamas officials in the territory will not receive their salaries. Instead the amount will be allocated to support needy families.


Qatar will transfer the $10 million funds to the United Nations, which will make the donation to the families in need.


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