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Hamas demands tax on Palestinian goods passing through Kerem Shalom: report

A truck carrying goods for Palestinians arrives at Kerem Shalom crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on August 15, 2018
SAID KHATIB (AFP)

Hamas on Tuesday morning was reportedly demanding Palestinian merchants and business owners pay an extra 30 NIS for all goods passing through Kerem Shalom crossing from Israel.

The added tax is causing delays in the movement of goods and fuel, Walla reported.

Palestinians in the blockaded enclave are protesting the tax implemented by Hamas, the Islamist government of the Gaza Strip, the report added. 

This is a developing story.

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