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Unity tested: Lack of pay angers Hamas public employees in Gaza
Unity tested: Lack of pay angers Hamas public employees in Gaza

One of the first tests of how the newly reunified Palestinian government would meld public workforces together stumbled badly as Hamas security forces shut down banks in the Gaza Strip on Thursday amid scuffles after the Palestinian Authority did not pay employees from the movement. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority paid wages on Wednesday to its 180,000 West Bank and Gaza employees, as it does during the first week of each month. However, it did not make payments to Hamas' 40,000 public employees. Thousands of public employees rushed to Gaza banks' ATMs on Wednesday night after the Ramallah-based Finance Ministry announced it was going to pay salaries through bank...

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