Qatar pledges $500 million for Gaza reconstruction

A views show the site of an Israeli air strike carried out during the recent Israeli-Palestinian fighting, in the northern Gaza Strip

CAIRO (Reuters) - Qatar will provide $500 million to help rebuild Gaza, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, following a ceasefire that ended the worst fighting in years between Israel and Palestinian militants.

"Qatar announces $500 million in support for the reconstruction of Gaza," Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said in a Twitter post.

(Reporting by Alaa Swilam; Writing by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Alison Williams)

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