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Hamas to Pay Officals’ Salaries With Former Israeli Settlement Land

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The Hamas government in the Gaza Strip announced on Sunday that it will compensate its officials’ partially paid salaries by distributing land from former Israeli settlements evacuated during Israel’s unilateral disengagement from the strip in 2005.

Around 40,000 Hamas officials earn only partial salaries, equivalent to approximately $260 for 50 days of work.

With little economy to speak of, a result of both Israel’s blockade and Egypt’s crackdown on smuggling tunnels between Sinai and the coastal enclave, the terror group who rule the coastal enclave has struggled to pay its workers.

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