A spokesperson for the Hamas government in Gaza on Saturday announced that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi pledged to support the Qatar-funded project to reconstruct the Strip, Egypt Independent reported.

Citing Hamas spokesman Taher al-Nunu, the Egyptian newspaper reported that Morsi had phoned a Hamas leader in Gaza to convey the message.

In a related report, AFP quoted Qatari Ambassador to Gaza Mohammed al-Emadi as saying “the blockage of construction materials and equipment for reconstruction projects in Gaza has been completely lifted. That’s what we were informed by the Egyptian president.”

Last week, Qatar launched a $254 million plan to rebuild and modernize Gaza, the largest such project since Israel's Operation Cast Lead military incursion into the Strip in 2008-2009.

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