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Qatar and UN to soon inform Gazan families they’re eligible for subsidies

Qatar and the United Nations will soon begin informing Gazan families that they are eligible for Qatari cash assistance, a UN source says.

“Within the coming two days, some of the beneficiaries will start getting notifications about their eligibility for the cash assistance,” the UN source tells The Times of Israel.

Earlier this month, Qatar, the UN and Israel agreed on a new mechanism for pumping Qatari subsidies into the Gaza Strip. The subsidies are a key demand of the Hamas terror group, but Israel had long hesitated, saying earlier agreements on the matter were too favorable to Hamas.

Under the new agreement, Qatar will transfer $100 per month to 100,000 poor Gazan families via the UN and Palestinian banks. The UN said last week that it hoped to begin providing the cash assistance to the coastal enclave over the next two to three weeks.

Qatar’s Gaza envoy Mohammad al-Emadi is set to visit the enclave tomorrow, according to Palestinian media reports.

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