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PA paying 60,000 workers to not work

“[PA] Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah… said in an interview with [the independent Palestinian news agency] Donia Al-Watan that… ‘The [PA] government received [$]1.5 billion in aid annually in the past, and currently this aid has decreased by 70%. However, the arrangement of expenses and improvement of local revenue has helped us to partially overcome this.’

Hamdallah noted that the Palestinian government is paying the salaries of 60,000 employees in Gaza who are not working, and a third of them are located outside of the Gaza Strip. He noted that the donor states are refusing to aid in these salaries, because they are not working in the framework of the [PA] government. He emphasized that the government will not waive its debts in Gaza, will take care of the issue of the medical referrals, and will provide the hospitals with all that is required in terms of health.”

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