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Connections
(from ONE Autumn 2016)

Gaza Update
Posted: 12 Sep 2016

Two years after the cessation of hostilities in Gaza, “there does not appear to be any major reconstruction of the thousands of homes that were destroyed during the war, nor any real investment in business development,” reports CNEWA’s regional director for Palestine and Israel, Sami El-Yousef.

Yet, there are some signs of promise. The Rosary Sisters School will welcome 900 students in the new academic year, major renovations are underway at the Latin Parish and the YMCA has remained active and busy during the summer months.

“Gaza continues to inspire so many of us,” Mr. El-Yousef wrote. “Our partners are optimistic despite all the odds. ... Our job is to learn from them and not to disappoint them.”