Qatar agrees to keep up Gaza payments through end of 2021 — report

Qatar has agreed to continue to provide monthly aid to impoverished residents of the Gaza Strip through the end of 2021, the Ynet news site reports.

The sum of the monthly aid has yet to be determined, it says.

The decision comes amid intensive negotiations between Israel and Hamas, through international intermediaries, the site reports.

It also comes as US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is in Doha.

Palestinians receive financial aid from Qatar at a post office in Gaza City, June 20, 2019.
(Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)