Dec. 29, 2015
The slow pace of Gaza reconstruction is in large part because Arab donors are trying to advance their political agendas by attaching conditions and channeling aid through either the PA, Hamas, UNRWA, or ex-Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan.
As Qatar’s maroon-and-white flag flew above a completed house nearby, Jihad said he had no control over what country aided him or why. He just hoped the money would come soon.
“If the Israelis built the house, I’d fly the Israeli flag.”