Hamas has started handing out plots of land in Gaza where Jewish settlements once stood to some 13,000 civil servants to make up for the millions of dollars in salaries it owes them for the past two years.
Since March, they have been receiving 45% of their salaries.
The land giveaway allows groups of four Hamas employees to share a 500-square-meter plot that they can either build on or sell. The West Bank-based PA opposes the program. It still pays monthly salaries to about 70,000 civil servants in Gaza.
David Steger – Matzav.com Israel