Qatar pledges $1 billion for Gaza rebuilding at Cairo conference

A Palestinian child walks admist the rubble of his home in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on Oct 12, 2014. Qatar said on Sunday, Oct 12, that it would provide US$1 billion (S$1.28 billion) in reconstruction assistance for Gaza following a war
A Palestinian child walks admist the rubble of his home in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on Oct 12, 2014. Qatar said on Sunday, Oct 12, that it would provide US$1 billion (S$1.28 billion) in reconstruction assistance for Gaza following a war there between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. -- PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO (REUTERS) - The Gulf Arab state of Qatar said on Sunday it would provide US$1 billion (S$1.28 billion) in reconstruction assistance for Gaza following a war there between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

"The state of Qatar announces its participation with an amount of US$1 billion for the reconstruction of Gaza," Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiya said at the Cairo meeting.