UAE minister opens Sheikh Zayed Residential City in northern Gaza Strip
Minister of Information of the United Arab Emirates UAE, Abdullah Bin Zayed, opened Saturday al-Sheikh Zayed Residential City to the northern Gaza Strip.
Abdullah Bin Zayed, who met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Presidential Headquarters in Ramallah, arrived in Gaza aboard a helicopter and directly headed to al-Sheikh Zayed City for the inauguration ceremony.
Vice Premier and Minister of Information, Dr. Nabil Shaath, Minister of Housing Dr. Mohammed Ishtiah and other high-ranking personalities received Bin Zayed and the delegation accompanying him.
Hundreds of Palestinian families whose houses were completely destroyed by Israeli forces and got no compensation from UNRWA received new houses in the Sheikh Zayed city.
According to WAFA, large masses of people gathered in the new-inaugurated city. They chanted slogans and carried pictures of late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan, who contributed this housing project which cost $250 million.
Addressing citizens who attended the inauguration ceremony, Sa'eed al-Ramsi Head of Abu Dabi Fund for investment said that the aim behind this project is to reduce the suffering of the Palestinian people caused by the Israeli occupation.
He stated that the UAE will conduct a new project in Rafah, where it will build "the Emirates neighbourhood."
For his part, Bin Zayed handed over 10 symbolic keys or property certificates for 10 Palestinian families.