14 iunie 2018

In Gaza, unpaid Palestinian Authority salaries dampen Eid joy


Some 60,000 PA employees in the beleaguered Strip reel from Ramallah's decision to cut their pay amid ongoing Fatah-Hamas feud GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AFP) — Hani al-Laham sits down to a family dinner after a long day of fasting, but he has little to celebrate as the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan approaches. Despite Laham having a monthly salary of NIS 1,700 ($475), tied to a job in the security services, the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank has repeatedly failed to pay him. He [...]