NGOs condemn donors over slow Gaza reconstruction

Six months after donors pledged billions of dollars for devastated Gaza, most of the money remains blocked, and reconstruction efforts are painfully slow, a coalition of aid groups said Monday. The report also condemned the international community for failing to help open the blockaded Palestinian territories up to each other,[…]

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Gaza counts cost of failed reconstruction promises

Six months after a ceasefire agreement ended Israel’s 50-day military offensive on the Gaza Strip, Palestinians in the war-torn territory remain hostage to a UN-brokered reconstruction mechanism which has failed to deliver. On Sept. 16, Robert Serry, the UN envoy for the Middle East, announced a deal to ease restrictions[…]

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Gaza will take years to rebuild

While the recent conflict between Israel and Palestinian resistance fighters in Gaza has taken a back seat in the media in the wake of the ceasefire, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) in Gaza says thousands of Palestinians must now repair their lives. Jabr Weshah of the PCHR in Gaza[…]

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Gazans faces Sisyphean task of reconstruction

With thousands of homes reduced to rubble and its infrastructure in ruins, Gaza’s reconstruction will cost billions and require at least an easing of Israel’s blockade to allow in building materials. Cement will be key among these materials, but its import will be controversial since it has been at the[…]

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