Banks in the Gaza Strip began operating on Wednesday after a week of closure, according to Jihad al-Wazir, governor of the Palestinian Monetary Authority.The Palestinian official told Ma’an that Hamas-affiliated police officers were given orders to allow banks to open, and that clients had begun to withdraw money again.

The banks have been closed for seven days, following the new Palestinian government‘s failure to pay salaries to former Gaza government employees.

Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzouq was quoted Tuesday as saying banks in Gaza would be open Wednesday, and that the salary crisis would be resolved by the end of June.

Al-Wazir assures that all banks will resume work, as normal, as of tomorrow morning.