Hamas will escalate the situation on the border if the Zionist occupation does not allow the passage of Qatari funds into the Gaza Strip by the end of this week, sources in the Palestinian Resistance group told Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar on Thursday.
The sources from Hamas told the Al Akhbar that if there are no changes to the current situation regarding the entry of money and goods to the enclave, it may push some Gaza Resistance factions to launch rockets at the southern occupied territories.
Hamas sources told the Lebanese Al Akhbar newspaper that the organization would wait until the end of the week for the money to enter.
Additionally, the terror group demanded that border crossings fully reopen and buildings supplies reach the Strip, or else “the escalation will be intense along the border, and it will take other larger and broader forms.”
Qatar has in recent years distributed hundreds of millions of dollars in cash to enable Gaza’s authorities to pay for fuel for the Strip’s power plant, pay civil servants’ salaries, and provide aid to tens of thousands of impoverished families.
An official familiar with the negotiations told The Times of Israel this month that the occupation authorities had notified Egyptian mediators that it will no longer allow the entrance of unmonitored Qatari cash into the Strip, as had previously been done.
Source: Israeli media