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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
25 February 2015




Overview

Overview: worrisome deterioration in the Gaza situation

This month’s Humanitarian Bulletin focuses again on the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip. The longstanding economic crisis in Gaza was further exacerbated in January by Israel’s decision to freeze the transfer of tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), in retaliation for the Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court. As a result, some 70,000 civil servants on the PA payroll only received a proportion of their December 2014 salaries, while the fate of January 2015 salaries is currently unclear. This exacerbates the ongoing problem of another 40,000 civil servants and security personnel recruited by the Hamas authorities who have received no salary since April 2014, except for a one-off humanitarian payment in September 2014.

Overview: worrisome deterioration in the Gaza situation

This month’s Humanitarian Bulletin focuses again on the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip. The longstanding economic crisis in Gaza was further exacerbated in January by Israel’s decision to freeze the transfer of tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), in retaliation for the Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court. As a result, some 70,000 civil servants on the PA payroll only received a proportion of their December 2014 salaries, while the fate of January 2015 salaries is currently unclear. This exacerbates the ongoing problem of another 40,000 civil servants and security personnel recruited by the Hamas authorities who have received no salary since April 2014, except for a one-off humanitarian payment in September 2014.

http://www.ochaopt.org/documents/ocha_opt_the_humanitarian_monitor_2014_02_25_english.pdf


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