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Politics Slows Rebuilding in War-Ravaged Gaza Strip By RORY JONES and ABUBAKR BASHIR (WSJ)

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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.

According to the Wall St. Journal (via Google News), of the $3.5 billion pledged after the 2014 war, only 34% has been disbursed. It’s all Israel’s fault, right?

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.

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