Postal banks in the Gaza Strip distributed the latest instalment of small Qatari grants to impoverished families on Wednesday morning.
Recipients formed long queues outside Al-Remal post office in Gaza City, where they were later handed $100 (€91) in cash.
The programme, under the supervision of Doha’s Gaza Reconstruction Committee, was originally set to provide aid to over 100,000 families, although an envoy from Doha recently stated only 70,000 families will receive the grants.
One lucky recipient Inshrah Abid thanked the Qatari state for its support, while another beneficiary Ashraf Jabali said the grant would go some way to meeting the challenge faced by people in the territory.
The Israeli government consented to the monetary aid and other similar programmes as a part of a ceasefire agreement with Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
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