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In destitute Gaza, Hamas rides world’s goodwill all the way to the bank, by Avi Issacharoff (TOI via Honest Reporting)

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Mar. 13, 2016

The Times of Israel uncovered one way Hamas is making money from Gaza reconstruction despite efforts designed to bypass the terror group. Here’s what Hamas did after Qatar completed some 1,000 housing units for the Strip’s homeless last January:

The Hamas government, the de facto rulers of Gaza, instituted a lottery in which those who had no home could register to win apartments for free.

But that was not what was really going on.

The winners discovered to their amazement that they were required to pay Hamas $40,000 for each apartment. One claim was that a significant sum was needed to connect the homes to infrastructure such as water and electricity. Others were told that they needed to make a donation for those who were still left homeless . . .

At the end of the day, Hamas will be $36 million richer on Qatar’s dime.

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