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Qatar's continued assistance to Gaza Strip in question

Hamas says it hasn't been informed of any Qatari intention to discontinue financial aid to the Gaza Strip next year.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Despite press reports to the contrary, Qatar has not informed Hamas that Doha might not renew humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip beginning in January, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem told Al-Monitor.

The Qatari assistance was part of truce agreements mediated by Egypt between Hamas and Israel. In October 2018, Qatar agreed to provide $150 million in emergency humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip in monthly payments of $25 million. Gaza received the first payment Nov. 8, 2018. The grant was initially for six months but was extended until the end of this year because of the dire conditions in the Gaza Strip.

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