Hamas MP enters Gaza with cash stuffed luggage

June 15, 2006 11:52

A Hamas government minister returned to the Gaza Strip on Thursday with $2 million (€1.6 million) in his luggage, security officials said. It was the second straight day that a minister has hand-delivered large amounts of money to the financially strapped government. The officials said Information Minister Yousef Rizka turned over the money to the Finance Ministry. Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar arrived with $20 million (€16 million) on Wednesday.

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