High Court asked to block $150 m. transfer to Hamas

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(Worthy News) - Gaza border community residents represented by Shurat Hadin requested on Monday that the High Court of Justice block the transfer of $150 million in funds to Hamas that is expected soon.

Israel does not transfer funds to Hamas, but it has allowed Qatar to transfer the funds to pay Hamas-affiliated persons’ salaries and for rebuilding destroyed areas, starting with a $15 million transfer in November.

In a complex geopolitical game, Israel agreed to allow the transfers to avoid an economic deterioration in Gaza that would lead to a broader war. This comes during a time period when PA President Mahmoud Abbas has frozen or delayed payments to Hamas over internal Palestinian disputes. [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More...) ]

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