Haneyya launches first stage in project to rebuild war-torn Gaza

[ 18/01/2011 – 06:22 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haneyya announced Tuesday his government will launch the first stage in a project to completely reconstruct the war-torn Gaza Strip.

Haneyya laid the foundation stone before Gaza ministers, government representatives, and other national figures near a destroyed home on Shahid Khalid Jumaa Street in Beit Lahia, a symbolic target for an onslaught of Israeli military operations in the war two years ago.

The project, which will include works on 1,000 homes, is too huge for even the government to handle itself, Haneyya said. Responsibility and commitment triggered the government to do all it could to take the first step, he said.

The Palestinian premier said the government is making serious efforts to jump the political hurdles regarding the development project. He said funds allocated for it were intercepted in a ring of political extortion.

Assuring that the project was launched to replace social security for homeowners and for the Palestinians altogether, Haneyya said the ruined homes will be built in original locations and will be fully reconstructed in the second stage, The government earlier paid $50 million to homeowners affected by the war.

A national project

The project was mapped out by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing and competent authorities in partnership with organizations and trade unions in an effort to include the whole community in a national project within the regional plan of the Gaza Strip.

“That comes n the framework of the government slogan, ‘a hand builds, a hand resists’, so the people will know resistance is not a loss, but is strong and successful. The resistance fighter upholds the homeland, and the citizen bears the consequences of the resistance, and the government assumes the responsibility of rebuilding,” the Palestinian premier said.

Haneyya launches first stage in project to rebuild war-torn Gaza.


Haneyya: Egypt willing to invite Palestinian factions for national talks

[ 16/01/2011 – 03:56 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya said that Egypt expressed its willingness to invite once again all Palestinian factions to Cairo to resume the inter-Palestinian reconciliation talks.

During his meeting on Saturday evening with a Kuwaiti delegation in Gaza, premier Haneyya noted that this Egyptian initiative was conveyed over the phone by intelligence director Omar Suleiman a few days ago.

The premier expressed his belief that this initiative reflects Egypt’s keenness on the national reconciliation in the Palestinian arena, stressing that Hamas would positively consider any invitations made by Egypt.

He pointed out to the many challenges the Palestinians are facing in the occupied territories of Jerusalem and the West Bank as well as in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The premier also talked about the Israeli war threats against Gaza, saying that these threats are real and Hamas deals with them seriously and responsibly.

Haneyya: Egypt willing to invite Palestinian factions for national talks.

Haneyya: My government will initiate a project to rebuild all bombed homes


[ 16/01/2011 – 04:10 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya has said today that his government will launch within 48 hours a project to build all the homes that were destroyed during Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, affirming there are sufficient reconstruction funds.

During his speech in the international conference for Gaza reconstruction on Sunday morning, Haneyya added that the project will stimulate economic growth in Gaza after it opens the way before hundreds of workmen, engineers and architects to start work immediately.

“On the second anniversary of the war on Gaza, we emphasize that the funds earmarked for that are available, and we will start reconstruction in all destroyed blocks and areas so as to stress the importance of supporting the Palestinian people’s steadfastness,” the premier said.

He pointed out that his government will fully support this project in cooperation with institutions, labor unions and individuals.

“This is good news for every demolished home, and we thank all the countries that provided these funds for the Palestinian people to support their steadfastness and restrain the greed of their conspirators. We have a strategic depth and this depth will not forsake the Palestinian people and their cause,” the premier highlighted.

Premier Haneyya also noted that his government did not receive a nickel from the financial aid pledged for Gaza reconstruction in Sharm Asheikh conference and the Arab summit that were convened for this purpose.

Haneyya: My government will initiate a project to rebuild all bombed homes.

Haneyya: Aid convoys play key role in exposing Israel

PIC | [ 04/01/2011 – 08:02 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haneyya said Tuesday during a ceremony honoring the Asia 1 convoy that relief missions to the Gaza Strip play a key role in exposing Israel’s racially motivated economic blockade of the region to the world.

“The successive relief convoys must not be underestimated,” the Palestinian premier said.

The Asia 1 convoy’s 108 activists went on a tour of the Gaza Strip Monday morning after landing in the region Sunday night through the Rafah crossing carrying 1,000 tons of humanitarian aid.

Asia 1 chairman Feroz Mesberola said the convoy had a historical significance to Asian countries, being the largest yet. “Thousands of Asians dream of visiting the holy Palestinian land and meeting the legitimate leaders of the besieged Gaza Strip.”

“The Palestinian cause has united all religious groups on the international level,” said Syrian deputy mufti for his part, referring to the convoy’s multi-national mult-religious crew.

The relief convoys are a bond for the Palestinians, said senior Islamic Jihad Movement official Mohammed al-Hindi. He added that the Israeli army, despite its military preparations, can no longer deter even a child in Palestine.

Haneyya: Aid convoys play key role in exposing Israel.