UN: Gaza reconstruction has begun

Palestinian men look on as a bomb from an Israeli air strike hits a house in Gaza City on August 23, 2014. Photo by AFP

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The United Nations said a program to reconstruct the Gaza Strip after this summer’s 50-day war with Israel has begun.

Middle East peace process coordinator Robert Serry said the program started Monday with the sale of construction materials to 700 Gaza residents whose homes were damaged.

Palestinian estimates say that as much as $6 billion will be required to repair the damage sustained during the conflict.

Serry some 60,000 Gaza residences need to be repaired immediately, AP reported.

By Tasnim News Agency

 

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