United Arab Emirates sends £2.5million to reconstruct Huwara

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United Arab Emirates sends £2.5million to reconstruct Huwara

Initiative for West Bank village to be undertaken in collaboration with the Emirati-Palestinian Friendship Club

Settlers setting the Palestinian town of Huwara on fire, February 26 2023. Courtesy: Twitter.
Settlers setting the Palestinian town of Huwara on fire, February 26 2023. Courtesy: Twitter.

The president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is allocating $3million (close to £2.5 million) in municipal funds to support the reconstruction of the West Bank village of Huwara.

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed has ordered that work be done by the Abu Dhabi department of municipalities and transport in collaboration with the Emirati-Palestinian friendship club.

The financial and moral support comes after West Bank settlers attacked the town, south of Nablus city, on 26 February in violent acts a senior IDF commander referred to as a “pogrom”.

His-Highness-Sheikh-Mohamed-bin-Zayed-Al-Nahyan. Pic: Gulf News

A mob of some 400 settlers set homes and cars on fire, threw stones at shops and killed a Palestinian man in the nearby village of Za’tara in revenge for a Palestinian terrorist attack that killed two Israeli brothers, Hallel Yaniv, 21 and Yagel Yaniv, 19, that same day, shot and killed in Huwara while sitting in their car in broad daylight.

As reported by Jewish News, the events led to an unprecedented number of Israelis demonstrating in the West Bank in an act of solidarity with the victims of the settler violence.

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