Hamas pays salaries to some 10,000 security force members - in cash

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 5, 2007 15:53

 
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Hamas paid salaries to some 10,000 of its security force members in Gaza on Friday and next week the movement plans to pay some 10,000 civil servants in the Strip. A Hamas official said that the wages were paid in suitcases of cash due to international pressure on Gaza's banking system not to transfer money to the movement. "We do not want to embarrass the banks in the Strip and expose them to international pressure," explained a Hamas official.

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