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Gaza reconstruction projects hindered by Israeli siege

PressTV - Gaza reconstruction projects hindered by Israeli siege:

Fri Aug 5, 2011 5:35PM GMT
Yousef al-Helou, Press TV, Gaza

"In an attempt to alleviate the suffering of the Palestinian people in besieged Gaza, International NGO's such as The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees ”UNRWA” provide relief and development aid to those in need, the UN agency announced that that it has already put a plan to build 10,000 houses for those who lost their homes during Israeli attacks, in addition to 100 schools.

The construction projects will last for at least 3 years but the frequent closure of karm Abu Salem crossing- Gaza's only commercial crossing- will affect its progress
Since the siege came into effect in 2007, many projects worth 100's of millions of Dollars frozen due to lack of construction materials. Restrictions imposed on Gaza by Israel have the effect of collectively punishing the population, this has also hampered the work of international and local NGO's in the blockaded costal territory
Israel had continued to impose a tightened siege on the OPT especially Gaza and imposed severe restrictions on the movement of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, restricting also the flow of goods such as construction and raw materials.
Economic experts say that such projects will help revive the economy and will create 10's of 1000's of jobs.

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