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Gazans rebuild with rubble as reconstruction delayed

The Ministry of Public Works and Housing in Gaza is contracting with local companies to crush rubble and turn it into construction material.
Workmen break rubble into pieces as they recycle salvaged construction materials from buildings destroyed during the May 2021 conflict between Hamas and Israel, at a rubble collection area in Gaza City's eastern suburb of Shujaiya on June 5, 2021.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Amid Israel’s partial closing of Gaza’s only commercial crossing since May 11 and the delay in the reconstruction process, Gazans are using war rubble to rebuild the enclave following the most recent conflict between Israel and military factions in Gaza, which ended with an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire on May 21.

Crushers are being used near the border with Israel to produce construction material from the rubble of houses destroyed during the recent war.

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