October 12, 2014 / 1:19 PM / 5 years ago

Qatar pledges $1 billion for Gaza rebuilding at Cairo conference

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Gulf Arab state of Qatar said on Sunday it would provide $1 billion in reconstruction assistance for Gaza following a war there between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

“The state of Qatar announces its participation with an amount of $1 billion for the reconstruction of Gaza,” Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiya said at the Cairo meeting.

Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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