Report: HAMAS Financial Support from Qatar, Turkey Drying Up
World Tribune has an interesting report on HAMAS’ continuing budgetary problems. In this case, two recent major supporters of HAMAS, Turkey and Qatar, appear to be pulling back on their financial support…
The Hamas regime has been hampered by the failure of Qatar and Turkey to relay massive aid to the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian sources said Hamas failed to garner significant financial assistance from either Ankara or Doha.
Turkey was said to have pleaded poverty as well as blamed Israel for
blocking aid. The sources said Qatar blamed poor relations with Egypt in
wake of the military overthrow of its first Islamist president in July 2013.
The sources said Hamas has made little headway in restoring some $250
million in annual aid from Iran. They said despite Hamas pledges to
coordinate positions Teheran has largely bypassed Hamas for the rival
Islamic Jihad and Palestinian militias.