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UNDP will clear all rubble in Gaza this month

The remains of all the properties destroyed during Israel’s 2014 offensive against the Gaza Strip will be cleared by the end of this month, PalSawa.com reported informed sources saying yesterday.

According to the sources, 98 per cent of the rubble has already been cleared and only the remains of the Italian Mall, Al-Awda Factory and the Zo’rob building remain.

So far, the UNDP has collected an estimated 1.1 million tonnes of debris at a cost of $16 million.

The rubble collected has been crushed and will be used to pave streets, make tiles and build playgrounds.

Some 3,000 suspect items were found while the areas were being cleared and they were neutralised.

The work is being completed by hand as Gaza lacks the necessary equipment.

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