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Qatar announces readiness to help reconstruct Gaza Strip

Qatar has announced its willingness to contribute to the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, welcoming the ceasefire agreement signed between Israel and Palestinian resistance factions.

The Qatari Foreign Ministry said in a statement issued last night that Qatar is ready to contribute to the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip as soon as possible.

The statement also expressed hope that the ceasefire agreement, which came into effect yesterday evening, will represent a step towards alleviating the suffering of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and achieve their fair demands.

The statement said that the agreement was achieved due to the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and their sacrifices, expressing Qatar’s appreciation to everyone who contributed to reaching this deal.

Qatar is among the largest contributors to reconstruction projects in the Gaza Strip after the wars waged by Israel against the enclave in the past few years.

The Gulf state called in July to open a commercial port in Gaza as a temporary solution and demanded Israel lift its siege on the enclave which has been ongoing since 2006.

The Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza announced, during the war, that it had allocated $10 million as a down payment for the reconstruction efforts and paid compensation to those whose homes were destroyed as a result of the aggression.

The ceasefire agreement grants the Palestinian unity government authority to oversee the reconstruction of the enclave which lost billions of dollars because of the destruction of its infrastructure.

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