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News item about “the Gaza Strip public employees’ salary crisis” blames the PA government for not paying Gazans, claiming “explanations about a technical malfunction are not acceptable or convincing”

Headline: "The Independent Commission [for Human Rights]: The non-payment of the Gazan salaries is not justified"

"The Independent Commission for Human Rights (established by former PA and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat –Ed.) demanded that the [PA] government pay the salaries of the public employees in the Gaza Strip without any additional dawdling or foot-dragging.
The commission said in a statement that reached [the independent Palestinian news agency] Ma’an that the explanations about a technical malfunction are not acceptable or convincing.
According to the commission's monitoring, on May 2, 2018, the government paid 50% of the Gaza [public] employees' salaries for March (on the basis of the net salaries, after the illegal deductions that the government began to make in April of last year [2017]) [parentheses in source], while the salaries of April this year [2018] have not been paid so far, in addition to what remains of the March salaries.
It should be noted that the Gaza Strip public employees’ salary crisis began on April 4, 2017, when the government began to deduct 30-50% of the employees' salaries on the pretext of applying pressure to the Hamas Movement to dismantle the [Hamas] Executive Committee (i.e., the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip). However, even though Hamas dismantled the Executive Committee last October [2017], the deductions have not yet stopped."