Seconds often make the difference between life and death and new technology makes the difference…
On Thursday, violent clashes broke out between Hamas and Palestinian Authority employees at ATM machines in Gaza. Unlike their PA colleagues, disappointed Hamas employees had discovered that they were not paid salaries from the new Palestinian Unity Government (PUG), which was officially inaugurated on Monday, according to a Reuters report.
Hamas public employees, who have not been paid in weeks, were hoping that the unity government under the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation pact would reinstate their incomes. A spokesman for the unity government stated that a committee had yet to vet the Hamas employees before they could be added to the payroll of the new leadership.
Meanwhile, the Palestinian Authority has been paying some 70,000 public employees in the Gaza Strip since the Hamas terror organization violently overtook the coastal enclave in 2007, forcing Fatah out. Hamas has 40,000 civil servants and security personnel on its payroll. Gaza banks were subsequently closed on Thursday to prevent further fighting according to a Gaza Interior spokesman.
“You call this reconciliation? We should all eat or no one does!” shouted one employee of the former Hamas-run government, reported Reuters.
“Why is it our fault? Go ask your Hamas leaders who signed the deal – why prevent us from feeding our families?” retorted a PA civil servant. Ma’an News Agency further reported that the PA employees in Gaza had been prevented from withdrawing salaries by Hamas officers.
“Thugs and gangsters of Hamas are preventing civil servants from withdrawing their salaries. They are firing gunshots, beating citizens and smashing ATM machines,” Adnan Dmeiri, the spokesman for PA security forces told Ma’an.
According to the report, one Hamas officer told a PA employee waiting an ATM machine central Gaza that “no one can receive a salary before we receive our salaries.”
The Hamas government has faced a cash shortage since Egypt closed the Hamas border smuggling tunnels. The two rival parties are attempting to resolve the crisis, as Palestinian officials hope that the payroll of the former Hamas government will be met with international donor funds given to the PA.
About the Author: Anav Silverman is a regular contributor to Tazpit News Agency.
If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.
Comments are closed.
An Arkia plane made an emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport Sunday morning after a bird was caught in one of the planes’ engines during a flight to Eilat. The plane landed safely. It was the second emergency landing in a week at the airport. An El Al plane that took off for Prague last […]
Arabs call for state of mourning, meaning a state of riots, after knife-wielding terrorist killed when he stabbed solider.
Several Israelis suffered minor injuries in Saturday’s devastating earthquake in Nepal that killed approximately 1,500 people, but approximately 250 Israelis are not accounted for, according to the Foreign Ministry. Communications systems have been disabled by the earthquake, which measured 7.9 on the Richter scale and is the latest in a series of disasters that have […]
The road from Jerusalem to Ma’aleh Adumim is closed to traffic due to Arab stone-throwing.
The officer of a Hareidi IDF unit was in Mea Shearim to visit two of his soldiers whose families have social or financial problems.
A soldier was stabbed, and a second soldier was nearly stabbed in separate attacks on Shabbat.
Three police have been injured in Jerusalem after a car ran into them. The three were walking on the sidewalk when the car slammed into them. The vehicular attack happened on the “Cohen’s Path” near Beit Orot on the Mount of Olives. One is moderately injured with pelvic injuries, and the other two are lightly […]
The airstrip, 10 miles from the Syrian border, could be used for UAV missions against Syrian rebels. Israel also is in range.
Vying for dominance in the WZO election, are movements within our nation which seek to undermine and subvert Orthodox Judaism.
Shira Klein was seriously injured in the April 15th Jerusalem terror attack that killed Shalom Yochai Sherki.
Arab media said several bases with long-range missiles were attacked on Saturday and last Wednesday.
Israel is the 11th happiest nation among 156 countries in the annual World Happiness Report for a second year. USA ranks 15.
New York’s MTA plans to vote on a change to its rules it hopes would allow it to exclude the “Killing Jews” anti-jihad ad campaign.
In Jerusalem, the bells from 18 churches in the Old City of Jerusalem rang 100 times on Thursday evening, April 23, to remember the Armenian Genocide.
The Knesset opening session was buzzing with new faces, as 39 new Members of Knesset joined their veteran colleagues in the swearing in ceremony.
Israel’s Government Building Becomes ‘Greenest Parliament’ in the World
With one week to go before Passover, 110 new Ukrainian immigrants landed in Israel on Tuesday morning, March 24. The majority of newcomers are refugees who fled the fighting zones in the eastern part of the Ukraine including the husband of a woman killed by a direct rock hit that slammed into their house in […]
While the antisemites celebrate “Israel Apartheid Week”, a local survey found that 65% of Israeli-Arabs are proud to be Israeli.
The employees of Israel’s Knesset are also completing preparations as they bid farewell to those Knesset Members leaving and welcome new members to Israel’s parliament building.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/clashes-break-out-at-gaza-atms-as-pug-didnt-pay-hamas-employees/2014/06/05/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: