Gaza reconstruction: 60 percent funding shortfall in promised donations

June 1, 2016 9:32 PM

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Gaza reconstruction: 60 percent funding shortfall in promised donations

Only some 40 percent of pledged for the reconstruction of Gaza has been received, because donor countries have yet to fully make good on their pledges from almost two years ago, the Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday.

Money is therefore available only to rebuild 5,615 of the 11,000 homes that were totally destroyed during the 2014 war with Israel, the PA said.

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