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Employees of former Palestinian government in Gaza Strip wait to receive their salaries at a Post Office in Gaza city on August 17, 2016. The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has ordered paying a total of 113 million rials ($31 million), which is the total wage bill for one month in the strip ruled by Islamist movement Hamas, QNA state news agency said on July 21, 2016. Hamas hired more than 40,000 people after it seized Gaza in 2007 following deadly clashes with militants of Fatah, the party of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas. But after a reconciliation deal with Abbas that led to the formation of a West Bank-based national unity government in June 2014, Hamas relinquished responsibility for paying salaries. Hamas has technically handed power to the unity government but it remains in de facto control of Gaza Photo by Ashraf Amra