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Israel pays $10.5 mn for damage to UN Gaza premises

Israel has paid a total of $10.5 million for the damage it caused to UN properties in Gaza Strip during the conflict with Hamas during the 2009 winter.

world Updated: Jan 23, 2010 08:01 IST

Israel has paid a total of $10.5 million for the damage it caused to UN properties in Gaza Strip during the conflict with Hamas during the 2009 winter.

The UN originally demanded $11.2 million to cover seven raids by the Israeli Defence Forces that damaged or destroyed UN premises in Gaza, including schools and offices. The raids caused no fatalities, but 11 Palestinians were injured. Israel rejected responsibility for the injured people.

The final agreement for the payment of $10.5 million closed the dispute between the two sides, said UN spokesman Martin Nesirky.