Qatar lends Palestinians $100 million to pay salaries: Palestinians

April 8, 2015 4:01 PM

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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.

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