Hamdallah: Palestinian unity govt faces 'financial crisis'

The Palestinian unity government was sworn in on Monday in line with a recent reconciliation deal between the Gaza-based Hamas movement and the West Bank Fatah group.

Hamdallah: Palestinian unity govt faces 'financial crisis'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Palestinian unity government suffers an acute financial crisis, Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah said on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters during a visit to a number of schools in the West Bank city of Nablus, al-Hamdallah said he will visit Arab countries to seek help for his government to pay the salaries of civil servants, particularly in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian unity government was sworn in on Monday in line with a recent reconciliation deal between the Gaza-based Hamas movement and the West Bank Fatah group.

But days after being sworn in, the government was stumbled by its inability to pay the salaries of civil servants in the Gaza Strip.

Clashes erupted in Gaza on Wednesday when civil servants – who had formerly received their salaries from the Hamas government in Gaza – besieged several ATM machines to prevent their counterparts who receive their salaries from Ramallah from withdrawing their monthly pay.

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