Qatar to rebuild war-torn Gaza

Qatar to realise $32 million-worth reconstruction projects in war-torn Gaza

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Qatar said it will continue to help reconstruct Gaza’s infrastructure that was destroyed much in last summer after Israel’s 51-day “Operation Protective Edge.”

The Qatari committee, taken into service to control the reconstruction of Gaza Strip, launched $32 million-worth projects on Tuesday.

‘’We announce today the inauguration of many new projects of the Qatari grant with a $32 million value beside the established and ongoing projects with a $180 million value,’’ Mohamed al Amadi, head of the committee said during a signing ceremony for the projects.

He added that Qatar officially agreed financing a $10 million project to establish a gas line from Israel to the power station in Gaza, that will generate 340 megawatts of electricity.

Approximately 2 million  people in Gaza have been deprived of basic needs under Israeli blockade.

In July and August 2014, Israel launched the 51-day “Operation Protective Edge” in Gaza Strip and killed more than 2,100 people, mostly women and children and injured another 11,000.

TRTWorld and agencies