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Reconstruction begins in Gaza with work to rebuild home

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 The Palestinian Housing and Public Works Ministry says the rebuilding of homes in the Gaza Strip has begun, more than a year after last summer's war broke out.


   The ministry says construction began Wednesday on a home that was flattened during the war, which is located in the hard-hit Shijaiyah neighborhood of Gaza City.


   An estimated 18,000 homes throughout Gaza were destroyed during the 50-day war, which the United Nations says displaced 110,000 people. Reconstruction efforts have been slow, hampered by unmet international funding promises and a rift within the Palestinian leadership. Israel allows trucks carrying construction materials into the Gaza Strip under strict security measures.


   The first house being rebuilt is part of a Qatari-funded project that will see 1,000 housing units reconstructed.
 

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