Qatar grants $10m assistance to 100,000 poor families in Gaza

Qatar, which looks to increase its aid to the besieged Gaza strip by 50 per cent, announced a $10 million grant that will benefit 100,000 poor families in the Palestinian enclave.

The beneficiaries will have to go to the government bank to receive the money, Qatar’s Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza said, according to Middle East Monitor (MEMO).

The committee reportedly said it would pay $100 to each of the 100,000 poor Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip.

Qatar has emerged as the leading Arab country in matters of supporting the enclave of over 700,000 people following 2018 ceasefire understandings between Israel and Palestinian resistance groups.

Qatar’s ruler Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani in January announced a $360 million pledge for the Gaza Strip in 2021, a 50 per cent increase from last year, MEMO notes.

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