Hamas looks for ways to raise revenue

Crackdown on banks and big business in Gaza seen as sign of Palestinian faction’s financial woes.

Palestine Bank

Gaza’s summer tourist season is over. It is also the end of a taxing season for the owners of the beach cafes who are being charged thousands of dollars in fees – up to three times more than what they were paying when the Palestinian Authority was in government.

Analysts say Hamas appears to short of cash because of irregular donations from donor countries like Iran and Syria. Now Hamas is cracking down on banks and big business who have not paid millions in taxes – because of a directive from Fatah.

Al Jazeera’s Nicole Johnston reports from Gaza.

Source: Al Jazeera