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Pales­tinian pub­lic sec­tor em­ploy­ees in the strip ruled by Ha­mas queue up out­side a post of­fice to re­ceive their long-over­due salaries on Au­gust 17 in Gaza City. HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Ha­mad Al Thani has or­dered pay­ing a to­tal of 113 mil­lion ri­als ($31 mil­lion), which is the to­tal wage bill for one month in Gaza, ac­cord­ing to an an­nounce­ment made by Qatar News Agency in July. Ha­mas hired more than 40,000 peo­ple after it seized Gaza in 2007 but has re­lin­quished re­spon­si­bil­ity for pay­ing salaries since June 2014.

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