PA minister: Iran gave Hamas-led cabinet US$120 million
Iran has donated $120 million to the Palestinian Hamas-led government and has said it is ready to give more, Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar said on Thursday.
Iran said in April it would give $50 million to help make up a shortfall left when the West cut off aid to the government led by Hamas.
"Iran has so far given $120 million to the Palestinain government and they have told us that they will provide more financial help," Zahar told reporters in Tehran after talks, according to Reuters.
Meanwhile, the Arab foreign ministers' decision a few days ago to break the siege imposed on the Palestinian people was not apparently activated yet, as two Palestinian MPs had to bring with them cash in their bags into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
Acting PLC speaker Dr. Ahmed Bahar and MP Mushir Al-Masri, both affiliated with the Hamas parliamentary bloc, returned to Gaza on Wednesday carrying with them US$4 million in cash.