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With Gaza in Financial Crisis, Fears That ‘an Explosion’s Coming’

The payday line at a downtown A.T.M. here in Gaza City was dozens deep with government clerks and pensioners, waiting to get what cash they could.

“The most hard-line people in the P.A. believe they need full capitulation from Hamas, including the dismantling of its military,” said Nathan Thrall, an analyst for International Crisis Group who closely monitors Gaza. But the authority is refusing to do that until Hamas hands over the internal revenue stream.


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