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    Netanyahu Orders Suspension of Qatar's $15Mln Transfer to Hamas - Reports

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    TEL AVIV (Sputnik) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered that the allocation of Qatar's $15 million to Hamas movement, de facto governing the Gaza Strip, should be suspended in light of an overnight shelling attack launched on Israel from the Gaza Strip, Galei Tzahal reported on Monday.

    According to Israel's Galei Tzahal radio station, the Qatari businessman who had to transfer the money to the Gaza via Israel was informed by the Israeli authorities that the money transfer was temporarily on hold.

    The step was taken in light of a shelling attack on the Israeli territory and recent clashes on the border with the Gaza Strip, the broadcaster added.

    READ MORE: Former IDF Chief Slams Netanyahu's Cabinet Over Weak Response to Latest Attack

    Earlier on Monday, the Israel Defense Forces said its fighter jets and helicopters had hit a number of targets in northern Gaza in response to a missile launched at Israel from Gaza.

    READ MORE: Israeli Military Strikes Gaza After Overnight Rocket Fire — IDF

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