Qatari Envoy: Egypt Benefitting from Gaza's Isolation

(Al Jazeera) Ali Younes - Mohammed al-Emadi, chairman of Qatar's Gaza Reconstruction Committee, told Al Jazeera that Egypt was financially benefitting from keeping Gaza in a state of limbo. "The Egyptians are benefitting financially from the divisions and the blockade. Gaza imports over $45 million worth of products from Egypt a month. Out of that, the Egyptian intelligence [the Mukhabarat] and the Egyptian army make about $15 million because of commissions they make on key products imported such as fuel, cigarettes and cooking gas. The Hamas government, in turn, makes about $12 million in taxes levied on the imports."

2019-09-10 00:00:00

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