Rescuers search for people in the rubble of a building at the site of Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City May 16, 2021. REUTERS
The Qatari government has pledged $500 million to support reconstruction in the Gaza Strip after an 11-day Israeli assault on the strip.
Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, foreign minister of the energy-rich Gulf country, made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday.
`We will continue to support our brothers in Palestine in order to reach a just and lasting solution by establishing their independent state,' he wrote.
Qatar has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars in humanitarian and development aid to Gaza in attempts to support past cease-fires with Israel.
Last week, Egypt brokered a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and other Palestinian factions in Gaza.
The Israeli bombardment and airstrikes killed more than 250 Palestinians, injured hundreds and destroyed hundreds of residential and commercial buildings.