This summer’s battle between Israel and Hamas in Gaza has ended but the battle over relief and the restoration of Palestinian property and homes is on-going.
Warehouses are full of building materials contributed by aid agencies for reconstruction – all approved for entry by Israeli authorities on October 14 but now remain locked in warehouses and behind chain link fences.
Palestinian Authority and United Nations administrators have made efforts to assure Israel that materials will not go to rebuild tunnels that militants used to penetrate Israel territory in order to terrorize communities. Bureaucratic delays in establishing mutually agreeable monitoring systems mean that the timetable for international aid relief and the reconstruction of communities will remain elusive. Refugee frustrations continue.
(Via. NYTimes.com, Middle East, Jodi Rudoren, 2014-10-25)