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International spending plan aims to give quick boost to Gaza

The international community is investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the Gaza Strip in the coming months, including in roads and housing, to create large numbers of jobs and jump-start an economic recovery of the impoverished coastal area, a World Bank official said Tuesday. Nigel Roberts, the World Bank’s director for the West Bank and Gaza, said the $750 million (-625 million) in aid is “an expression of hope for the future,” but that progress would require changes by Israel and the Palestinians. Full Story

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