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Malaysia gives $6milliom grant to Gaza

The General Secretary of the Palestinian Ministerial Council in Gaza, Abdul-Salam Syam, said on Tuesday that Malaysia had agreed a $6million grant for re-construction projects in Gaza.

According to Seyam, the grant included reconstruction of the ministerial council's HQ in the Gaza Strip which was targeted and destroyed in the most recent Israeli war on Gaza last November. A mosque which was destroyed during the war was included.


Seyam has been to Malaysia to finalise discussions on terms of the grant which was signed when the Malaysian prime minister visited Gaza last month.

The Palestinian official, who carried a message of gratitude from the Palestinian Prime Minister, Ismail Haniyya, to his Malaysian counterpart, said that a new highly technical Malaysian school in Gaza is going to be built.

An official invitation was also handed to the former Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahteer Mohamed, to visit the Gaza Strip. "Mohammed promised to make it as soon as possible," Seyam said.

Work on the projects supported by the Malaysian grant are due to start as soon as the plans and bids are completed.

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