Two years after war, Gaza reconstruction lacking: NGOs

A Palestinian worker checks a house that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in the summer of 2014, east of Gaza CityTwo years after Gaza’s last devastating conflict with Israel, rights groups vented frustration Thursday over the slow pace of reconstruction in the Palestinian territory and lack of war crimes prosecutions. A coalition of leading NGOs urged Israel to lift its blockade of the impoverished Gaza Strip, while Amnesty International said it was “indefensible” that no criminal cases had been brought for alleged war crimes.

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