Wednesday, 31 January, in Brussels held an emergency meeting of countries and organizations that are donors to the Palestinian authority, which will also be attended by the representatives of the government of Israel.
According to «Haaretz», on meeting Israel will present a plan for the restoration of the destroyed infrastructure of the Gaza strip and asked the international community to Fund it.
In particular, we are talking about the construction of water treatment plants and desalination plants, the restoration of electricity and laying of new power lines from Israel, connecting the sector to the Israeli gas pipeline, the construction of the center of recycling, and the upgrading and expansion of the industrial zone «Erez». The program costs about a billion dollars.
According to the journalist Noah Landau, Israel is ready to provide technology and knowledge, and to lift the ban on the import sector of some raw materials, but do not intend to Fund the project.
The meeting convened by the foreign Minister of Norway Ine Eriksen-Soreide and EU high representative for foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini in connection with the threat of termination of us funding Agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA and the failure of another of the reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas.
In the meeting, among others, will participate Prime Minister of the Palestinian authority Rami Hamdallah, the U.S. special envoy to the middle East Jason Greenblatt, Minister of regional cooperation government of Israel tzachi Hanegbi and coordinator of the Israeli government in the Palestinian territories Yoav Mordechai, and the foreign Ministers of Jordan, Egypt and Morocco.
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