UN says Gaza needs ‘Marshall Plan’ for postwar reconstruction

Israeli soldiers operate inside the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, February 13, 2024. The army is battling Palestinian terrorists across Gaza in the war ignited by Hamas's October 7 attack into Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers operate inside the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, February 13, 2024. The army is battling Palestinian terrorists across Gaza in the war ignited by Hamas's October 7 attack into Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Gaza will need a new “Marshall Plan” to recover from the conflict between Israel and Hamas, a UN trade body official says.

“This will need a new Marshall Plan,” Richard Kozul-Wright, a director at the UN trade body (UNCTAD), tells a UN meeting in Geneva, referring to a plan for Europe’s economic recovery after World War II.

He says that the damage was already four times the damage endured in Gaza during the seven-week war in 2014.

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