Palestinian and Israeli Human Rights Organisations call for End to International Donor Complicity in Israeli Violations of Inter
JOINT PRESS RELEASE REF.: 18.2009E 5 May 2009 On 2 March 2009, major international donors convened in Sharm al-Sheikh to collectively respond to the destruction caused by Israel’s 23 day military offensive on the Gaza Strip (the offensive). During the conference, a total of $4.5 billion was pledged in reconstruction funds for Gaza. In light of the extensive destruction across the Gaza Strip, especially the destruction of civilian homes and infrastructure, reconstruction is urgent.