Gaza, 29 Shawwal 1437/3 August 2016 (MINA) – The Qatari government will pay the July salaries of civil servants in the blockaded Gaza Strip, a Qatari diplomat said Tuesday.
“The Qatari grant for the Gaza civil servants’ salaries, valued at $31 million, will be paid out one time only,” Ambassador Mohamed Al-Emadi, head of Qatar’s National Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza, said at a press conference.
The payment, he noted, would be disbursed via the UN and would not apply to salaries owed to Gaza’s security forces, The Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA), Wednesday (3/8).
Instructions to pay last month’s salaries for Gaza’s civil servants were issued directly by the emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
At Tuesday’s press conference, Al-Emadi said he had received a list including the names of more than 23,800 civil servants in Gaza who met the requirements of the grant.
Last week, the Qatari ambassador arrived in Gaza City, where he is expected to sign a number of reconstruction projects worth a total of $40 million.(T/P008/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)