Qatari envoys in Gaza to distribute cash funds

Gulf state Qatar is set to distribute more than $10 million in aid to thousands of cash-strapped Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, a Qatari official says on Monday.

The money was brought into the Hamas-controlled enclave Sunday evening by the Qatari ambassador to Gaza and is expected to be distributed Monday or Tuesday, the official says on condition of anonymity.

More than 100,000 families will each receive payments of $100, he adds.

Disbursement of the funds from post offices had yet to begin Monday lunchtime.

Another $15 million would be provided for infrastructure and cash-for-work projects, the official says.


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