The United Nations appealed for $95 million to help Palestinians over the next three months in Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after 11 days of violence by Israel.
Lynn Hastings, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for the Palesti*nian territories, said the United Nations was currently looking at immediate aid needs and would then assess the longer term damage and how much might be needed for reconstruction.
Separately, Qatar has said it will provide $500 million to help rebuild Gaza, while the United States pledged an additional $75 million in development and economic aid to the Palestinians in 2021, $5.5 million in immediate disaster relief for Gaza and $32 million to the U.N. Palestinian aid agency based there.
Palestinian officials put reconstruction costs at tens of millions of dollars in Gaza, where medical officials said 248 people were killed during the 11 days of violence. Medics said rocket fire and a guided missile attack killed 13 people in Israel during the hostilities.