Protest to be held against Qatari cash infusion to Gaza

Residents of southern Israel to protest Saturday night as Israel permits another $15 million cash injection to Hamas.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Protesting in Sderot
Protesting in Sderot

Residents of southern Israel will protest the decision to allow a $15 million cash infusion to Hamas on Saturday night.

The rally is slated to being at 7:30 PM at the Erez crossing. Demonstrators are angry that Israel approved millions to the Hamas terror group, alleging that the transfer amounted to a victory for terrorism.

"We declare that this problematic policy of the government cannot be addressed. On the coming Saturday night we will all reach a mass protest rally calling on the Israeli government to change direction," said rally coordinators.

Reports on Thursday said that Qatar transferred its monthly $15 million to the Hamas terror group on Thursday as part of Israel's efforts to rehabilitate the Gaza Strip.

The injection of foreign currency will allow the Hamas leadership to pay salaries to some 30,000 officials across the Strip, as well as payments to the family members of those killed and wounded by the IDF.

The first installment was controversial, as Hamas shot more than 500 missiles at Israel only two days after getting the cash last month. The funds were delivered into Israeli territory from Jordan, through the Allenby Bridge, and then relayed into Gaza through the Erez Crossing