Qatar pays Gaza salaries to ease tensions; Israel says money's not for Hamas

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by Reuters
Friday, 9 November 2018 19:57 GMT

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi

GAZA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - A $15 million Qatari cash infusion was paid out to impoverished Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip on Friday, offering Hamas a potential domestic reprieve though Israel said the money would not go to the dominant Islamist group.

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