Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, has pledged $500 million in aid to support the reconstruction efforts of Gaza, which has been damaged due to the heavy military attacks of Israel.
The announcement came from Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, and he said in a tweet on Wednesday that “the state of Qatar announces $500 million in support for the reconstruction of Gaza”.
The aid will be allocated to contribute to the rebuilding of destroyed service facilities in the health, education and electricity sectors in the Gaza Strip. The reconstruction of demolished homes will be also supported by the grant.
The Qatari Foreign Minister also renewed Qatar’s support for Palestinians and stated that “We will continue to support our brothers in Palestine to reach a just and lasting solution by establishing their independent state.”
Qatar is one of the main supporters of the Palestine cause. In addition to its humanitarian and financial aids, it served as a mediator between Israel and Hamas.
According to the Gaza Health Ministry, Israeli air raids and artillery fire on Gaza killed 254 Palestinians, including 66 children, and injured over 1,900 people during 11 days of the conflict. Israel and Hamas agreed on a ceasefire brokered by Egypt on May 21, 2021.
Egypt is another country that has also pledged $500 million in aid for the reconstruction in the Gaza Strip.