July 12, 2016
The World Bank is keeping track of how the nations that have pledged to rebuild Gaza after Operation Protective Edge have been keeping their promises.
It finds that only 40% of the pledges – $1.4 billion out of pledges of $3.5 billion – have been paid so far, two years after the war.
However, if you break down the numbers by Muslim-majority countries and all others, an interesting pattern emerges.
Non-Muslim countries and NGOs pledged about $1.4 billion and so far paid about $1 billion, about 71% of their pledges.
Muslim nations pledged the bulk of the money meant to rebuild Gaza – $2.1 billion – but have paid only $360 million, which is only about 16.5% of what they pledged.