Chairman of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza Ambassador Mohamed al-Emadi announced a set of humanitarian projects in Gaza Strip.

At a press conference held in Gaza, Ambassador al-Emadi said that $180mn of the total Qatari grant will be allocated for humanitarian projects that serves Gaza and supports the electricity sector in the Strip. This will be done in consultation and coordination with the UN institutions.

Al-Emadi explained that Qatar will build a field hospital on the border of the northern Gaza Strip on an area of 40 dunums to support the health sector.

Meanwhile, the contract of supplying the power plant in Gaza will be extended until the end of this year.

He added that Qatar will also support the 161 project within the plan to develop and improve the electricity supply in Gaza, and will continue the disbursement of cash assistance to poor and needy families for six months.

Al-Emadi noted that both Hamas and Israel do not want to escalate the situation, adding that if the recent escalation continued for few more hours, the world would have witnessed humanitarian disasters and the entire region would have entered into a critical situation the consequences of which are unknown.

He said that he will meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Mohamed Shtayyeh in Ramallah within two days.

In response to a question about the salaries of Gaza employees, al-Emadi explained that their file will be discussed later, noting that it is the responsibility of the government in the Gaza Strip.

He stressed that the grant is currently allocated to poor families and humanitarian aid.

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