Photo Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90

750 housing units were built for Arab families who lost their home during Israeli military operations in 2004 and 2005. The units were built as part of a $20 million re-housing Saudi-funded project managed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Arab refugees (UNRWA).

The construction cost of $27 thousand per housing unit is not bad at all. If we assume that there about 100 thousand families in the Gaza Strip living in refugee camp conditions, it should cost $2.7 billion to house all of them in one of these lovely looking buildings. That’s less than what the Saudis earn in a week (a day?).

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