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PA to pay Gaza employee salaries

October 17, 2017 at 10:30 am

Palestinians, employed by the Palestinian Authority wait to receive their salaries from an ATM, outside a Bank in Gaza on 10 May 2017 [Mohammed Asad/Apaimages]

The Ministry of Finance in the Gaza Strip announced today that it will pay the salaries of employees for the month of September on Thursday.

“The salaries of employees will be increased by 50 per cent for the month of September and at a minimum of 1,400 Israeli shekels [$399],” the ministry said in a statement.

Some 40,000 Hamas-appointed employees receive salaries from Gaza’s Ministry of Finance several years ago however this was stopped by the Palestinian Authority.

According to the Cairo reconciliation agreement, the salaries of September and October will be paid according to the old system, while Ramallah will pay salaries for the next four months at a rate not less than what is currently paid until the ministries are merged to include both Fatah and Hamas employees.

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