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Qatar to pay aid into Gaza, with Hamas approval


GAZA (Reuters) - Qatar on Friday said it will pay $20 million (15 million pounds) in humanitarian aid to boost the ailing economy of Gaza, a day after the coastal strip's Palestinian rulers stopped the oil-rich Gulf state from paying money directly to impoverished government workers there.

The move was widely seen as a compromise between Qatar, which appears intent on increasing its regional influence, and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which controls Gaza.

   

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