Hamdallah: Government Committed to Meeting Gaza Needs

Rami Hamdallah new prime minister

RAMALLAH, September 9, 2014 (WAFA) – Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah reaffirmed on Monday that the national consensus government is responsible to provide basic and urgent needs to Gaza residents despite obstacles.

Hamdallah’s remarks came during a meeting with the British Consul General in Jerusalem Alastair McPhail followed by a meeting with the representative of Lithuania to Palestine Nida Dalmantani.

The Prime Minister pointed out that the government is coordinating with international community and relief institutions to urgently secure humanitarian aid particularly for displaced families.

The PM stated that the national consensus government is assessing the destruction in Gaza through governmental and international committees as part of the reconstruction process and the preparations for the donor’s conference.

During the Israeli war on Gaza, more than 9,600 structures were demolished, 7,600 structures were partially demolished, 40,000 homes were damaged and 277 schools were also damaged; 141 government schools and 136 UNRWA-run schools.

The Gaza Under Fire report also showed that 10 hospitals and 7 PHC clinics were damaged, 5 hospitals and 44 primary health clinics were closed, 16 ambulances were damaged, 83 health personnel injured, 23 health personnel died after Israeli airstrike.

More than 2,130 Palestinians were killed and more than 10,000 were injured.

Source: WAFA