Israeli firms win contract to rebuild Gaza destoryed by Israel!

Note that the Israeli companies are trying to find Palestinian partners to do all the work in return for half the money.
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Date: May 26, 2012 11:37:01 AM PDT
Subject: [Palmem] Israeli companies win UN bids to reconstruct Gaza, angering Palestinians
Beggars belief!
Israeli companies win UN bids to reconstruct Gaza, angering Palestinians
Palestinian Contractors Union forbids members to collaborate with Israelis
By Elhanan Miller May 24, 2012, 11:05 pm
A number of Israeli companies have recently won UN tenders for
reconstruction projects in the Gaza Strip, enraging Palestinian
contractors who claim they were outbid by the country that destroyed
their infrastructure.
More than three years after Israel inflicted widespread damage on the
infrastructure of the Gaza Strip during Operation Cast Lead, an
offensive aimed at curtailing relentless Hamas rocket fire into
Israel, two Israeli companies won bids issued by the United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to construct water plants in Gaza,
London-based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Thursday.
Osama Kahil, deputy head of the Palestinian Contractors Union, told
the daily that a number of Israeli companies have contacted
contractors in Gaza offering them half of the bids’ revenue to execute
the projects.
“It is unreasonable for the Israeli occupation to be rewarded for its
destruction of Gaza’s economy,” Kahil told Al-Quds Al-Arabi. “It waged
a relentless war on our livelihood, and now our markets are being
opened to its companies.”
Kahil said his union sent letters to all contractors in Gaza, warning
them against cooperation with Israeli companies.
“A sense of morality and patriotism will not allow anyone to cross
these red lines,” he said. The Palestinian Engineers Association also
declared that it would “legally and nationally pursue” members who
work with Israel.
The Palestinian Authority announced previously that it would cost $2.8
billion to reconstruct Gaza. No comment from UNICEF was available at
time of publication.
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oppressor” – Archbishop Desmund Tutu
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