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Gaza's employee crisis derails latest reconciliation attempt

Tensions are continuing to worsen within Palestine’s consensus government over the issue of the Gaza employees, who still have not been paid.
Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah (C) sits next to deputy prime minister Ziad Abu Amr (L) and former minister al-Sharafi (R) during a meeting to discuss national reconciliation, on March 26, 2015 in Gaza City, in the Hamas-run Palestinian territory. Hamdallah urged rival factions to set aside their differences, even as protesters gave him a cool reception in war-battered Gaza. It was only Hamdallah's second visit to the Gaza Strip since a unity government agreed on by rivals Fatah and Hamas took off
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Enraged, the national consensus government delegation left the Gaza Strip and headed to its headquarters in Ramallah on April 20 after being insulted by the security apparatus that is still operating under Hamas in Gaza, a delegation member told Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity. The Cabinet ordered the delegation to spend one week in Gaza and one week in Ramallah on a regular basis.

The source added that the delegation — made up of 11 members, including ministers and undersecretaries — felt they were locked up in the ArcMed Al-Mashtal Hotel, where they stayed in Gaza. 

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