Palestinian PM urges


Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has appealed to donor countries to deliver on their pledges made at a weekend conference in Cairo. Ban Ki-moon condemned continued Israeli settlement building on his visit to the region.

Rami Hamdallah appealed to international donors to send the money they pledged for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, saying that a similar fundraising drive following the 2009 conflict failed to deliver on its promises.

“Our plans are ready for the reconstruction, but it depends on the flow of the money,” Hamdallah said at a meeting with visiting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “In 2009, most of the pledged money did not come. We hope that this time is different.”