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UEA gives 50 mobile homes
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Gazans move into mobile homes donated by UEA

According to Gaza housing ministry, 9,800 homes were destroyed during 50-day Gaza conflict, now some begin to enter new mobile homes donated to ease rehabilitation process.

Fifty Palestinian families made homeless by Israeli bombing during the summer's fierce offensive on the Gaza Strip were rehoused Saturday in mobile homes in the southern town of Khan Yunis.

 

 

During the 50-day conflict, 9,800 homes were totally destroyed and another 8,000 left uninhabitable, according to data from the housing ministry in Gaza.

UEA gives 50 mobile homes (Photo: AFP)
UEA gives 50 mobile homes (Photo: AFP)

 

Imad al-Haddad, Gaza head of a United Arab Emirates association providing these 50 mobile homes, told AFP that, in the town's Khuzaa neighborhood alone 500 families lost the roofs over their heads.


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Photo: AFP

 

Mohamed al-Najjar, 60, whose three-story house was crushed by an Israeli air strike, is one of those moving into the UAE accommodation, which he described as an "excellent initiative" for the near term.

 

"We expect to rebuild our house; we do not just want a temporary solution," he said.

 

Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

 

Al-Haddad said each unit-comprising two bedrooms, a bathroom and kitchen-could accommodate six people and cost an estimated 5,400 euros ($7,000).

 

He said his association would donate 50 more before the onset of winter.

 

According to the UN agency for aid to Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), 65,000 homeless Gazans are still sheltering in UN schools awaiting accommodation, and thousands more have sought refuge with relatives.

 


פרסום ראשון: 09.13.14, 23:39
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