Fatah-Hamas salary crisis ends, Gaza Strip banks open

Banks in the Gaza Strip were reopened Tuesday, after being closed for several days following attacks by civil servants demanding unpaid salaries, the Palestinian media reported.


The payment crisis sparked a severe public dispute between Fatah and Hamas, just days after the foundation of their technocratic unity government. Hamas claimed that the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas should pay the salaries, but the PA rejected the demand.


Hamas senior official Moussa Abu Marzouk announced Monday that the workers would be given their salaries in the coming days. (Roi Kais)