The Palestinian Minister of Housing and Public Works announced Tuesday that reconstruction of the Gaza Strip has “started and will not stop” until all the homes destroyed by Israeli forces during its latest offensive on Gaza have been rebuilt.
Hasayneh laid the first brick of the reconstruction effort at a home of a Palestinian family in al-Shujaiyya, an area east of Gaza City that was one of the w moreorst hit by Israeli shelling during the war.
“We are here today in front of the Harara family home to declare starting actual reconstruction of the Gaza Strip," Minister Mufid al-Hasayneh said.
The Harara home is the first to be reconstructed in the neighborhood, where the majority of residents were forced to flee their homes last summer due to heavy fighting between Hamas fighters and Israeli forces in what would later be known as the "Battle of Shujaiyya."
A UN Commission of Inquiry reported last month that Israeli forces carried out indiscriminate attacks against family homes during the operation into the neighborhood. more