UN: No evidence that building material sent to Gaza being used for military purposes

April 19, 2015 07:34


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The United Nations does not have any evidence that building material bound for Gaza is being used for anything other than civilian purposes, James Rowley, the UN coordinator for humanitarian affairs in the Palestinian territories, said on Sunday.

In an interview with Israel Radio, the UN official said material entering the coastal strip was not being confiscated for military needs, but to help rebuild houses destroyed during the July-August war Israel fought against Hamas militants in Gaza.

Rowley called for speeding up the rehabilitation process, adding that steps needed to be taken to lift the blockade on Gaza.

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