(Jerusalem Post / Worthy News)– The first crisis facing the Palestinian unity government was apparently solved over the weekend as Qatar pledged to pay salaries of thousands of Hamas public servants in the Gaza Strip.
Unlike their Palestinian Authority colleagues, the Hamas employees did not receive their May salaries from the new unity government, which is headed by Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.
Enraged, Hamas employees on Thursday attacked several banks in the Gaza Strip after discovering that the unity government had failed to pay their salaries. The employees also attacked PA civil servants and prevented them from receiving their salaries from the banks.
The controversy over the salaries triggered a severe crisis between Fatah and Hamas.