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No reconstruction in Gaza six months after Israeli war

Ashraf Shannon
Press TV, Gaza

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights along with UNRWA and the Palestinian Ministry of Public Works held a workshop in the Gaza Strip to discuss Israel's latest destruction of hundreds of buildings during the May war.

According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), over 100,1000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sought shelter and protection at UNRWA schools or with hosting families.

Currently there are still about 8,000 Palestinian IDPs, primarily those whose houses were completely destroyed or severely damaged during the wanton Israeli bombardment.

People and businesses in the Gaza Strip are still waiting for the reconstruction to start.

In addition to bombing thousands of buildings and infrastructure, Israeli regime forces also killed hundreds of innocent civilians including women and children.

Over 2,200 Palestinians were also injured during the Israeli air raids, including 685 children and 480 women, some of whom may suffer a long-term disability requiring rehabilitation.

Hundreds of Palestinian families have lost everything during Israel's May onslaught and their plight has no end in sight.

Many Gazans had their lives shattered because of the recent war, with no proper place to raise their families.

Rights groups accuse donor countries of failing to fulfill their financial pledges to rebuild the tiny coastal territory and end the illegal and inhumane Israeli blockade.

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