Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The Terror Tax: Keeping Hamas in Business

Hamas Short on Cash: Gaza Blockade Takes Toll -Karin Laub & Rizek Abdel Jawad

Hamas confirmed it is unable to pay thousands of government workers in full for a second straight month - a new sign of the most serious cash crunch in its three years of ruling Gaza.

Hamas has resorted to an unpopular tax drive to raise money, suggesting that a blockade, an Egyptian crackdown on smuggling, and an increasingly expensive government bureaucracy are taking their toll.

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