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Question Where's the money?

At the Cairo conference last year, Arab countries pledged $5.4 billion to rebuild Gaza and provide aid. So far only $300 million have been received.

Qatar promised $1 billion, the United Arab Emirates $200 million, and Saudi Arabia $500 million.


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Published January 27, 2015 Associated Press
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/01...r-citing-lack/
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Hey didn't you notice that oil prices fell? I remember when people were saying all those homeless Palestinians would not survive the Winter without new homes. Well, the new homes did not arrive and the "homeless" Palestinians are still with us.

I think the guys getting together to pledge money to build new homes for the Palestinians were just there for Public Relations.

My bet is all the Hamas officials in Gaza spent a comfortable Winter and received their full salaries. To quote Mel Brooks:

"Its good to be the King!"

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My bet is all the Hamas officials in Gaza spent a comfortable Winter and received their full salaries. To quote Mel Brooks:

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Operation Protective Edge was all about money. Not for the people of Gaza, but for Hamas.
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Did they meet the conditions?
Many Palestinians are skeptical about the $5.4 billion aid pledged for the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip, as they understand that conditions might be set for them to get the money, Hani al-Bassous from the Islamic University of Gaza told RT.

http://rt.com/op-edge/195432-gaza-st...estine-israel/
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Decent point, corruption exists on both sides. There are Jews in Israel, and there are Muslim in Gaza who care more about themselves and making $$ then they do about there fellow people. I would add this type of corruption occurs all around the world, I dont think there is one country in the world that doesnt include corrupt people.
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Decent point, corruption exists on both sides. There are Jews in Israel, and there are Muslim in Gaza who care more about themselves and making $$ then they do about there fellow people. I would add this type of corruption occurs all around the world, I dont think there is one country in the world that doesnt include corrupt people.
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Did they meet the conditions?
Many Palestinians are skeptical about the $5.4 billion aid pledged for the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip, as they understand that conditions might be set for them to get the money, Hani al-Bassous from the Islamic University of Gaza told RT.

http://rt.com/op-edge/195432-gaza-st...estine-israel/

In addition to not meeting the conditions...


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However, some say there has been too little emphasis placed on chasing up the money. Contrasting it with pledging conferences for Syria, one UN staffer said the Egyptians had not been sufficiently pro-active.

"When Kuwait organized the conference on Syria the secretariat followed strict procedures to ensure that the money got paid, including inviting donors to meetings. Egypt has done nothing.

http://www.irinnews.org/report/10113...d-reaches-gaza
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Ok.

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Tapping Gaza marine one and two would pay for rebuilding Gaza, plus.

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...d.php?t=154667
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Tapping Gaza marine one and two would pay for rebuilding Gaza, plus.

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...d.php?t=154667

How so? UK's BG Group holds 60% stake in the field. Then the Lebanon-based Houri family owns 30% and the remaining 10% is controlled by the Palestinian Investment Fund. I doubt the PA will spend any profits on rebuilding Gaza. They should...but they won't.
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How so? UK's BG Group holds 60% stake in the field. Then the Lebanon-based Houri family owns 30% and the remaining 10% is controlled by the Palestinian Investment Fund. I doubt the PA will spend any profits on rebuilding Gaza. They should...but they won't.
Good point...
The Economist predicted a 4.-- plus MBTU would generate the royalties to pay for rebuilding. I don't follow Gaza news anymore- too depressing..
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Looks like the rebuilding of Gaza is finally under way.



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(Reuters) - A Qatari official visiting a Gaza neighborhood heavily bombed in last summer's war with Israel said on Tuesday the Gulf Arab state had begun a project to rebuild 1,000 homes as part of a $1 billion aid pledge.

Mohammad al-Amadi, head of the Qatari Committee to Rebuild Gaza, said that earlier in the day Israel had allowed four truckloads of cement into the Gaza Strip so that the planned construction of the dwellings could begin.

"Today we are starting the $1 billion (effort)," Amadi told reporters as he stood in the rubble of a hospital destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0M61M720150310

Let's hope the cement will be actually used to rebuild Gaza, not the tunnels that were destroyed. Palestinians must realize by now that war with Israel resolves nothing, it only perpetuates the misery for the people of Gaza.
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Does Israel get to inspect and monitor the construction? What would Israel say if they find materials are being diverted to Hamas politician homes? Gaza is a mighty dry place and those politicians probably need a couple of swimming pools as well, so they can keep cool and de-stress.

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Looks like the rebuilding of Gaza is finally under way.
Indeed it is.

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GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The military wing of Hamas on Saturday said that it had rebuilt a number of military bases near the Israeli border in the Gaza Strip, asserting that it had recovered from Israel's summer offensive and was "not afraid" of confronting the occupation again.
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I think I will just quote Ron White:

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And here's an update about the new tunnels:

http://jpupdates.com/2015/06/29/vide...ael-from-gaza/
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