Days of Palestine

Thursday, February 2

Israel suspends Qatar fund transfer to Gaza

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Israeli occupation government suspended funds transfers from Qatar to Palestinian employees in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli TV Channel 20 reported on Monday at noon.

According to the Israeli TV, the occupation government claims that freezing the payment came in response to the firing of a rocket from Gaza towards Ashkelon.

Former defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said: “It is shameful that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu had recognised that Israel must not fund terror against itself.”

He added: “I hope that this decision is not related to the elections and that we will not see Netanyahu renew the flow of money to Hamas after April 9.”

The extremist right winger continued: “Anyway, we have to make it clear that the siege will not be facilitate before the release of our soldiers and settlers,” referring to the Israeli soldiers who are being held as prisoners of war in Gaza.

Lieberman resigned from his position as Israel’s defence minister in November following a disagreement over a recently-signed ceasefire with Gaza.