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onsdag 17 september 2014

Israel agrees to the UN plan to rebuild the Gaza Strip

Israel agrees to the UN plan to rebuild the Gaza Strip

U.N. Middle East envoy Robert Serry has announced that the United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials. 

Serry told the U.N. Security Council that the United Nations 
had brokered the deal "to enable work at the scale required in 
the strip, involving the private sector in Gaza and giving a 
lead role to the Palestinian Authority in the reconstruction 
effort, while providing security assurances through U.N. 
monitoring that these materials will not be diverted from their 
entirely civilian purpose." 

The Palestinian Authority said in a study recently that the 
reconstruction work would cost $7.8 billion, two and a half times Gaza's gross domestic product, including $2.5 billion for 
the reconstruction of homes and $250 million for energy. 

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