Qatar will provide aid to Gaza for another year, senior Hamas official says

Senior Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzouk announces that Qatar will continue to provide humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip for another year.

The Qatari aid is meant to both help poor Gazan families and to keep tensions in the beleaguered Strip from boiling over.

Demands for Qatar to renew its aid have reportedly been the cause of several rounds of escalation between Israel and the Hamas terror group, with Hamas hoping that Israel will pressure Doha into increasing the sum it sends to the coastal enclave.

Marzouk says that $30 million will be sent to the Gaza Strip in 2021 by Qatar.

Marzouk says that Qatari envoy Mohammad al-Emadi will arrive in the Gaza Strip at the end of the month as part of the aid’s renewal.

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