Ashraf al-Qudra said ministry officials decided during a weekly meeting to reinstate doctors who lost their jobs for political reasons when Hamas took charge of Gaza’s institutions.
The Palestinian Authority meanwhile is failing to pay salaries for employees in Gaza, as it copes with a financial crisis across the occupied territories, workers say.
Since the Palestinian split, a small number of employees have been cut off from their salaries. Several told Ma’an that they were either cut off right away, or within the past two years.
Some of the employees say the PA has used the pretext of a financial crisis to justify the failure to pay.
Since Hamas took control of Gaza during a brief period of violence in the summer of 2007, the Fatah-controlled PA in Ramallah has ordered employees not to work for government institutions.