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Gaza home owners protest outside UNRWA HQ

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Palestinian home owners, whose homes were demolished in early 2000, have set up a protest camp in front of the UNWRA headquarters in Gaza, demanding their homes be rebuilt.
 
The houses were demolished during the early years of the intifada in Rafah, south of Gaza by the Israeli Occupation. Since the beginning of the Intifada in 2000, Israel has demolished more than 2,700 homes, displacing more than 3,700 Palestinian families, not including the thousands of homes that were left partly or wholly damaged.
 
The protesters, with their families in tow, have said they will not leave the camp until UNRWA begin to rebuild their homes, stating that UNRWA have sufficient funds to help start the reconstruction of much needed homes and infrastructure needed in the Gaza Strip.


MEMO Photographer: Mohammed Asad

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