Haniyeh plans to revive building projects

May 8, 2011 |  19:22

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Gaza premier Ismail Haniyeh said Saturday that his administration would continue to work in the service of Palestinians until the appointment of a transitional government.

Speaking at the opening of a new health center in Gaza City, Haniyeh said his government planned to revive building projects, part of the administration’s project to rebuild many of the decimated quarters of the coastal enclave.

“We will offer this positive legacy to those who will be in charge. We’ll support and stand beside them and will embrace the national agreement,” the premier said.

He added: “By doing this we will contribute to providing political, security and social protection to the Palestinians.”

Long time rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reached an agreement in Cairo last week, following four years of division, which saw the West Bank and Gaza administered by two different governments. The agreement will see the formation of a transitional unity government, whose mandate will be the rebuilding of Gaza, and preparation for elections within the year.

Haniyeh said Thursday that he would not serve as the premier of the unity government, offering a clean state to those “who want to serve their people.”

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