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September 17, 2014 3:05 pm

Gaza Reconstruction Agreement Reached by UN, PA and Israel

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The United Nations flag. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – The United Nations has brokered an agreement on the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip between itself, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA).

The agreement will allow the PA to take a leadership role while also allow for the involvement of the private sector. The U.N. will also monitor construction materials, as well as U.N. schools and facilities in Gaza, to make sure that these will not be put to military use against Israel, said UN Middle East envoy Robert Serry, The Associated Press reported.

“While the cease-fire brokered by Egypt has largely held since Aug. 16, (Gaza) remains worryingly fragile with the underlying dynamics still unaddressed,” he told the UN Security Council, calling on it to support the agreement.

A donors conference intended to raise money for Gaza’s reconstruction is scheduled for Oct. 12, hosted by Egypt and cosponsored by Norway.

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