Qatar Charity (QC) has implemented a QR7mn project, sponsored by the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) under the supervision of Islamic Development Bank – Jeddah, to revive the poultry and red meat sector in Gaza Strip.
Some 170 affected Palestinian farmers in Khan Younis (southern part of Gaza Strip), out of 533 affected farmers across the strip signed, have contracts to benefit from the project. The money is to be delivered in payments to the farmers according to their needs and losses.
At the contract signing ceremony in Khan Younis, QC director in Gaza Mohamed Abou Haloub noted that the project was implemented in co-operation with the Palestinian authorities, mainly the Ministry of Agriculture.
The aim was to achieve fair distribution of the project’s budget to the chosen owners of damaged farms, especially those affected by the 2008 and earlier Israeli attacks, which targeted all governorates in Gaza Strip.
He addressed the beneficiaries, saying: “We are aware that any amount of money presented by the project accounts for only a little (portion) of your loss and sufferance.”  Abou Haloub thanked the contributors to the project’s funding and administration, led by the GCC’s programme for reconstructing Gaza Strip, Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah and the national staff, including mainly the members of the project’s instructive committee and the technical and management staff. Adel Atallah, assistant undersecretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, thanked QC’s office in Gaza for its efforts to support agriculture and to develop animal production.