The Israeli government on Monday suspended the transfer of Qatari funds to Palestinian employees in the besieged Gaza Strip, according to Israeli media.

Israel’s TV channel 20 said that the third batch of the Qatari grant will not be transferred to Gaza based on an order by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu’s decision coincided with Israel’s bombing of three targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday.

Qatar has so far transferred two separate $15 million payments to the Gaza Strip to help employees and poor families who have been living under crippling blockade for about 13 years. – PIC