UN envoy says pace of reconstruction in war-torn Gaza Strip is speeding up

September 17, 2015 2:41 PM

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The United Nations' Mideast envoy has given a rare upbeat assessment in the Gaza Strip, saying that postwar reconstruction is speeding up.

Thousands of homes were destroyed or damaged in the 50 days of fighting between Israel and the Hamas militant group last summer. The reconstruction of hundreds of houses started last month with help from Qatar, which has donated millions of dollars to rebuild 1,000 housing units.

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