With most Gaza homes wrecked by war still in ruins, smiles for the lucky few

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By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) – Palestinian Zeyad Abu Odah watched with a smile as his four-storey house, destroyed in an Israeli air strike in last May’s fierce fighting, was slowly being rebuilt in Gaza’s Beach refugee camp. He is one of the lucky few. Only 50 of 1,650 homes wrecked in an 11-day war between Gaza militants and Israel are being restored, leading to frustration among Palestinians at the slow pace of reconstruction eight months after the conflict ended. “When things started to move, we began to feel better. In six to seven months we will return to our house with our childr…

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