Qatari envoy arrives in Gaza to announce new aid projects

Qatari envoy Mohammad al-Emadi arrives in the Gaza Strip to announce a new series of Qatar-backed aid projects in the coastal enclave.

According to Palestinian media reports, al-Emadi will lay the foundation stone for a new hospital in Rafah, as well as dispense $10 million worth of aid to poor Gazan families.

Qatar announced today that it was increasing its yearly aid to the Gaza Strip by about 50 percent, to $360 million, confirming earlier statements by Hamas officials.

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