Hamas Financial Crisis Affects Its Soldiers' Salaries

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Kifah Ziboun - For nearly two months, the salaries of Hamas' Al-Qassam Brigades have been reduced and are being paid later than usual. This is in addition to cutbacks on salaries to the Hamas government's civilian employees in Gaza. Hamas is now seeking to restore its relationship with the countries that used to provide it with financial support, including Iran. Iran has offered to resume its financial support of Hamas in exchange for Hamas' support of Iran in its dispute with Saudi Arabia over Yemen and Syria, but Hamas rejected the offer.

2016-03-17 00:00:00

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