Qatar confirms it is increasing its annual Gaza aid by 50%

Qatar officially says it will raise its yearly aid to Gaza to $360 million, according to Qatari state media.

Around $240 million was handed out by Doha in 2020, according to the Palestinian media site Amad News. Hamas officials announced the increase in mid-January, but Qatari authorities have not confirmed their intention until today.

With Israel’s approval, Qatar since 2018 has periodically provided millions of dollars in cash to Gaza’s Hamas rulers to pay for fuel for the Strip’s power plant, allow the group to pay its civil servants and provide aid to tens of thousands of impoverished families.

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