Jul 22, 2016
Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing Thursday handed out keys of 1060 apartments of Hamad City in Khan Younis to Gazan families affected by the Israeli aggression on Gaza in summer 2014.
Mufid al-Hasayna, Minister of Public Works and Housing, said that the families who took the apartments, within the first phase of the project, are of limited income. He pointed out that a similar number of families will have their new homes ready by the beginning of next year.
Hasayna said that there are over 25 housing towers being built in different locations in Gaza Strip, mostly within the Qatari and Turkish grants. Another 5 housing towers funded by Saudi donation will be finished within a maximum period of three months, he revealed.
The besieged Gaza Strip suffers from a housing shortage estimated at 130,000 housing units after the latest Israeli aggression. The shortage was 75,000 units before the aggression.
The families who received their new apartments thanked Qatar along with all of those who contributed to the construction of their homes.