GAZA, Palestine, May 15 (NNN-QNA) – Qatar will continue its humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip for another six months, including paying for electricity and helping poor families, a senior Qatari official announced, on Tuesday.
Mohammad Ammadi, chairman of the Qatari Committee to Reconstruct Gaza, told a news briefing in Gaza that, his committee has renewed the contract of providing fuel to operate Gaza power station and will continue its aid programme for six more months.
He added that Qatar will build a large hospital in northern Gaza, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Meanwhile, the Qatari diplomat unveiled his country’s efforts, to restore calm in the Gaza Strip, following the recent escalation of violence between Israel and the Hamas-led factions in the Gaza Strip.
“Both Israel and Hamas wanted to restore calm, but one of the Palestinian factions (referring to Islamic Jihad) created a problem on the border that ignited a confrontation between the two sides,” he said.
Ammadi warned of a real humanitarian crisis, if the violence goes on for several months, adding that, both Israel and Hamas do not want to escalate the situation.
He announced that he will meet soon with Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister, Mohammad Ishtaye in the West Bank city of Ramallah.– NNN-QNA