UAE donates $50 million to 'prisoner city' in Gaza
Published Thursday 10/01/2013 (updated) 12/01/2013 22:00
Palestinians inspect a destroyed house after an Israeli airstrike in
Rafah in Gaza Nov. 18, 2012. (Reuters/Ibrahem Abu Mustafa)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Gaza's housing minister said Thursday that the United Arab Emirates has donated $50 million to build a housing project for Palestinians released from Israeli jails.
The "prisoners city," which will be located in central Gaza, will be named after the UAE leader Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, minister of public works and housing Yousef Subhi Al-Ghariz said.
Last year, Qatar pledged $400 million in reconstruction funds to the Gaza Strip, and construction material for the projects entered Gaza in late December, breaking a six-year ban enforced by Egypt and Israel.