Qatar lends Palestinians $100 million to pay salaries: Palestinians

April 8, 2015 4:01 PM

7 0

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday it had received a $100 million loan from Qatar to help pay civil servants salaries and alleviate an economic crisis triggered by a row with Israel over taxes.

President Mahmoud Abbas, who is visiting the Gulf state, issued a statement thanking Qatar for the loan. There was no immediate confirmation or comment from Qatari officials.

Also read: Fact-checking the third Clinton-Trump presidential debate

Read more

To category page