Israeli troops came under Hamas fire in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, just hours after Qatar delivered 15 million to the coastal enclave. Another $10 million, earmarked for the purchase of fuels for the power station in Gaza, were delivered to Israel, israelhayom.com reports.
According to Palestinian media, and IDF force came under Hamas fire while operating in Khan Yunis area in southern Gaza, allegedly forcing them to withdraw. No injuries were reported.
The report has not been confirmed by any Israeli source.
Deputy Qatari Ambassador to the Gaza Strip Khaled al-Hardan entered Gaza on Sunday night and delivered the $15 million grant that Doha provides to Gaza every month.
Qatari ambassador Mohammed al-Emadi also arrived in Gaza to monitor the distribution of the funds.
The Qatari funds have been earmarked for the salaries of public servants in Gaza and welfare subsidies of some 100,000 families, who will receive $100 each.
The parents of Givati Brigade Lt. Hadar Goldin, who was killed in Gaza in 2014 and whose body is held by Hamas, criticized the government for allowing the Qatari payments.
“This morning, for the eighth time, the Qatari envoy will enter Gaza with $30 million. How many millions of dollars must be transferred to bring Hadar home?” they tweeted.
Also on Sunday, three fires were sparked in southern communities along the Israel-Gaza border after fields were hit by incendiary balloons from Gaza.