Hundreds of thousands of Gaza residents will soon be driving on paved roads inside their towns and refugee camps after Qatari-funded construction works kicked off recently. Tens of thousands of other Gazans are also expected to be accommodated in new housing units, courtesy of Qatar’s $400 million pledge to upgrade Gaza’s infrastructure.
"This road represents a new stage of our lives in this part of the Gaza Strip. When I built this house ... in 1990, my neighbors and I would use the main Salah Eldin Road to reach the nearby village of Zawayda. Now we will be able to cut short the distance to Zawayda and other important destinations like schools and medical centers, using,” Refat Hassouna Abu Rabah, a 60-year-old resident of the Nusierat refugee camp in central Gaza Strip, told Al-Monitor.