Meet new Gaza Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar(right), who is taking over from Ismail Haniyeh 2
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar(right), after taking over from Ismail Haniyeh (left)

Hamas is demanding that Israel transfer to them $15 million in cash from Qatar every month to prevent further escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip’

In a statement delivered in Egypt, the leader of the terrorist group, Yahiya Sinwar, said his organization expects Israel to transfer the money next Thursday, according to a report by the television channel Hadashot.

According to the report, the demand for cash is to circumvent the Israeli coordination and monitoring mechanism that has been imposed so far, under which the Palestinian Authority must pay the wages of Gaza workers in a transparent manner.

Israel has not yet responded to Hamas’ demand.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet of Ministers is meeting to discuss the situation in Gaza as well as Egypt’s efforts for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.