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Gaza reconstruction delayed by lack of clarity on process

Egypt and Qatar promised to provide about $1 billion for the reconstruction of Gaza, but there is still no clear agreement on the reconstruction mechanism, how the reconstruction funds will enter and who will lead the process.
Egyptian workers and bulldozers sent from Egypt help on June 8, 2021, remove the rubble of buildings destroyed by Israeli airstrikes last month in Gaza City.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Egypt announced on May 18 that it would provide $500 million for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, severely destroyed by the 11-day Israeli offensive. This was followed by a similar Qatari pledge on May 26. But ever since the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was announced on May 20, there has been no clear agreement on the reconstruction mechanism, on how the reconstruction funds will enter into play and who will manage the process.

During a press conference in Gaza on June 9, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Palestine Lynn Hastings called on the international community and international institutions to exert more efforts to help the people of the Gaza Strip.

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