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Qatar donates $25m to Gaza

Qatar has donated $25 million for reconstruction projects and fuel for the electricity plant in the Gaza Strip, Felesteen newspaper reported yesterday.

Deputy Palestinian Prime Minister and Chief of the Gaza Reconstruction Committee Mohamed Mustafa said the money is to be distributed to the families whose houses were completely destroyed by the Israeli occupation but who are not registered with UNRWA. It is estimated that some 3,344 families fall into this category.

In addition, 1,551 families, whose houses were partially damaged and are uninhabitable, will benefit from this money.

According to the official, $6 million has been allocated to families who are living with their relatives or in UNRWA shelters. Another $6 million to be paid to families living in rented accommodation.

Mustafa said the power plant was a priority and that $10 million will be spent on fuel to operate it.

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