Palestine: Qatar sends $30m in aid to Gaza Strip
A Qatari envoy has delivered 30 million dollars in aid to the Gaza Strip, Head of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction in the Gaza Strip, Mohamed el-Amadi, said on Tuesday.
According to el-Amadi, the sum includes 100-dollar payments for 55,000 needy families in the strip.
The rest is earmarked for the creation of 20,000 job opportunities in coordination with UNRWA, a UN agency for Palestinians.
The money will also be put toward food packages for the holy month of Ramadan, which is currently being observed by Muslims.
Hamas is classified as a terrorist organisation by the United States, the European Union, and Israel.
Israel and Egypt have imposed a blockade on Gaza for over a decade, which they justify with security reasons.
Some two million people live in the Gaza Strip in harsh conditions. There is a shortage of drinking water and electricity, among other things.