Qatar Agrees to Reconstruct Gaza Homes Destroyed by Israeli Operation

According to unofficial estimates, more than a hundred houses were destroyed after Israel launched an operation against Islamic Jihad targets across Gaza

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Destroyed building in Gaza city, yesterday.
Destroyed building in Gaza city, yesterday.Credit: Suhaib Salem/Reuters
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Qatar has agreed to finance the restoration of the houses destroyed during the latest conflict in Gaza, the head of Hamas' political wing Ismail Haniyeh said in a statement on Friday.

According to unofficial estimates, more than a hundred houses were destroyed after Israel launched an operation against Islamic Jihad targets across Gaza.

Forty-nine Palestinians were killed and over 300 more were injured in Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip last weekend, which also saw more than a thousand rockets fired by Islamic Jihad toward Israel.

Israel says that the express purpose of the campaign has been to cripple Islamic Jihad, Gaza’s second-largest militant group. Unlike in the last round of fighting, ruling party Hamas has so far chosen to sit out the conflict.

This is the sixth major escalation since 2007, when Hamas consolidated its control of the Gaza Strip and Israel tightened its blockade on the 2 million Palestinians in the coastal enclave.

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