Today, the National Office for Gaza Reconstruction at the Palestinian Prime Minister’s Office issued a summary report highlighting the progress made in the reconstruction of Gaza. The report also provided a breakdown of the funding received and amounts spent on reconstruction efforts to date.
“Gaza reconstruction is going strong despite Israeli obstacles and slow-down in funding,” said Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. “We are grateful to all of our donors and to the Gaza reconstruction team members, who have been working day and night to complete this very challenging task.”
The human toll of Israel’s onslaught on Gaza in 2014 was appalling: more than 2,200 people were killed and more than 11,000 were wounded, including almost 7,000 women and children. Nearly 171,000 housing units were impacted by Israeli bombings of Gaza, leaving thousands of Palestinians without shelter.
The quantity of the rubble as a result of 2014 war reached 2 million tons; 1,016,781 tons have been removed by the UNDP, according to the report.