Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday returned a salary payment he received from the rival, Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority government of Salaam Fayad, accusing the PA leadership in Ramallah of "blackmailing" the Palestinians.
Haniyeh is entitled to a salary in his capacity as a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. Last week the Fayad government announced that all the legislators would receive their salaries, including those belonging to Hamas's Reform and Change List. The decision to pay the salaries was taken after Israel released hundreds of millions of shekels of tax revenues collected on behalf of the PA. A PLC member makes from $2,500 to $3,500 a month.
If Hamas keeps this up; does it mean I can get a refund too?