More than 1,060 new apartments were handed over to those most in need in the Gaza Strip in the presence of the Qatari ambassador.
The properties, constructed as part of the first phase of Hamad City which was funded by Qatar, are located in the southern city of Khan Younis.
Palestinian Housing Minister Mofeed Al-Hasayneh thanked Qatar for funding the units, adding that Gaza’s residents urgently need an extra 130,000 new apartments.
He stressed that the Qatari support for this project is “significant” to keeping Gaza alive. He thanked the Qatari Emir and his father for their “continuous” support.
For his part, Qatari Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi hailed Palestinians in Gaza. He reiterated that the Qatari support for them would not stop.
“Today, we have finished 25 per cent of the residential project in Hamad City with costs exceeding $230 million,” he said, noting that the total sum allocated for this project is $407 million.
He also thanked the Palestinian government, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and the former Palestinian Prime Minister and Hamas Deputy Chief in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh.
During his speech, Haniyeh thanked Qatar for its “generous” support for Gaza.
Images by MEMO Photographer Mohammed Asad.