Qatar has agreed to finance the restoration of the houses destroyed during the latest conflict in Gaza. Hamas leader Heniyyeh, who praised Qatar’s support in the statement, said that the reconstruction process will be carried out through the Qatar Reconstruction Committee.
Forty-nine Palestinians were killed and over 300 more were injured in Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip last weekend while no deaths or injuries were reported on the Israeli side. The attacks resulted in destruction and damage to more than 1,750 homes, Naji Serhan, the Palestinian Deputy Minister of Labor and Housing in Gaza, reported.
Qatar has underwritten rebuilding and infrastructure projects since the 2014 war between Hamas and Israel, providing hundreds of millions of dollars to Gaza’s poorest families. The funds have been a key source of stability for the improvised territory. Earlier, after last May’s brutal 11-day attacks that Gaza is still reeling from, Qatar and Egypt had each pledged 500 million dollar aid for Gaza reconstruction.
Israel’s attack on Gaza in Aug 2022: What led up to it?
Israeli soldiers detained Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Bessam al-Saadi in the city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank on the 1st of August.
Following this step, they closed civilian settlements around the blockaded Gaza Strip on the grounds that PIJ was “preparing an attack.”
The Israeli army, launched attacks in the Gaza Strip on Friday (August 5th) that it claimed belonged to PIJ.
As a result of the attacks that lasted for three days, 49 Palestinians, including women and children, lost their lives. Hundreds of rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, but there were no casualties in Israel.
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was reached between the parties on Sunday evening, the 7th of August.
Meanwhile, Gaza’s ruling Hamas group remained on the sidelines, possibly because it fears Israeli reprisals and undoing of economic understandings with Israel since last May, including Israeli work p