The war is over; now comes the reconstruction. Slowly—actually very slowly and unsurely to boot—Gaza is starting the task of rebuilding its devastated homes and stores and schools after the summer war with Israel. But as winter approaches, and despite billions of dollars in donations and a great deal of international good will, unresolved political and regional issues are dimming any hope that there will be a quick return to normal life in the Strip.

Everyone wants Gaza to be rebuilt before winter sets in. But bombings and bickering keep getting in the way.

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