October 26, 2006

PA: Hamas smuggled millions in cash into Gaza to pay off police

PA Interior Minister Said Siam of Hamas, who returned to Gaza via the Rafah border crossing on Tuesday, brought with him suitcases full of cash, estimated to contain from $3 million to $10 million. The cash will be used to pay salaries to thousands of palestinian policemen, senior PA officials revealed on Wednesday. Siam raised the funds during visits to Egypt, Iran, and Syria.