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Zayed gestures remain engraved on Palestinian memory: says minister

posted on 14/07/2004: 614 views

A Palestinian cabinet minister paid rich tributes to H.H. President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for his support for the Palestinian people in the face of the continued Israeli aggression. "We value highly the unlimited support, whether material, immaterial, political or economic, the UAE under the leadership of Sheikh Zayed renders to alleviate the suffering of our people under the Israeli occupation," said Dr. Abdulrahman Hamad, Minister of Public Works and Housing, in an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM).

"Our people highly appreciate the generous gestures President Sheikh Zayed has proclaimed before the Intifada up to the recent initiative to reconstruct what the occupation forces have destroyed in Rafah and Zaitouna neighbourhood in Gaza Strip," he noted. The Palestinian minister, who left for Gaza following a three-day visit to Abu Dhabi, said Zayed's attitudes towards the Palestinians would "remain ever engraved on memories and hearts of us all."

He added that the fund-raising drive launched by the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS) for the construction of more than 400 housing units in Rafah and Zaitouna was a major move to ease the suffering of our people. Dr. Abdulrahman said one of the most salient projects carried out by the UAE in the West Bank and Gaza Strip were Sheikh Zayed city in North Gaza, Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Ramallah, reconstruction of the Jenin camp, repair of the Al Aqsa Mosque and different kinds of assistance in education, services, social affairs and health sectors as well as other relief materials.

He described his talks with Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and RCS Chairman, as "fruitful and constructive." He said it was agreed during the talks that the UAE and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) should join forces to reconstruct Rafa and Zaitouna camps in coordination with the United Nations Works Agency (UNRWA).

On the present tragic situation in Rafah, Hamad said the Israeli military machinery has so far demolished 2350 houses and that there are more than 2900 families made homeless. He estimated the amount of damage incurred by the construction sector in Palestine at US$445 million. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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