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Posted On: 29 July 2015 11:32 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:15 pm

100 teachers leave Gaza for jobs in Qatar

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About 100 Palestinian teachers have left Gaza Strip for potential teaching positions in Qatar.

Two buses with banners praising Qatar and Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani dropped them off yesterday afternoon at the Gaza side of the border crossing with Israel.

From there, they will travel to Jordan and arrive in Qatar.

They are the first batch of teachers who have applied for jobs in Qatar since the state launched a new Palestinian employment programme.

Qatar recently launched initiatives in Gaza, building a hospital, repaving roads and funding construction of a large housing project to accommodate 1,000 families.

According to the World Bank, Hamas-run Gaza has the highest unemployment rate in the world at 43 percent.