Qatar to cash 10 mln USD to Gaza’s needy families: official

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GAZA, July 24 (Xinhua) — A senior Qatari official announced that his country is to deliver 10 million U.S. dollars to 100,000 Palestinian families in the besieged Gaza Strip, local Palestinian media reported on Friday.

The local Gaza-based Samanews website said that Qatari envoy to Gaza, Mohammed Al-Emadi, affirmed in a press statement that the delivery of 10 million dollars to needy families will start on Saturday.

“Each family will receive 100 dollars via post offices throughout the Gaza Strip,” Al-Emadi, who chairs the Qatari Committee to reconstruct the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave, said in the statement.

According to the report, Qatar has already spent 150 million dollars in 2020 on Gaza as humanitarian support to needy families. Qatar had also financed the construction of infrastructure, hospitals, and housing projects.

Sources in Gaza said that delivering the money will finish on July 29, just before the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.

The Gaza Strip, home of more than two million Palestinians, has been under a tight Israeli blockade imposed on the enclave right after the Hamas movement forcibly seized control of it in 2007. Enditem

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