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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 211512, tabled on 22 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress made by the international effort to support the reconstruction of areas damaged by recent military action in Gaza; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

29 October 2014

Reconstruction of Gaza has begun, the Palestinian Border Authority announced that 75 trucks entered Gaza on 14 October for private sector construction. The UK pledged £20m to help kick start the recovery and help get the Gazan people back on their feet. Israel and the Palestinians must now demonstrate that they are ready to take the political steps necessary to agree a durable ceasefire that ends the cycle of violence.