"GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The al-Zazas have much to celebrate these days, after returning a few weeks ago to their neighborhood in the Gaza Strip — the first Palestinian family to move back into a completely rebuilt home since last year's war between Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas.
It was a much-anticipated homecoming. Their house was one of thousands of dwellings that were reduced to rubble in the war. A push to reconstruct the battered coastal territory has been sluggish, relying on international funding pledges that have only partially been fulfilled."
Hip hip hooray! Over a year later, and several billions of aid down the line, and one family has a new home. At this rate, all of the destroyed Palestinian homes in Gaza will be rebuilt by about the year 12,000. I can hardly wait.
And I love the phrase "partially been fulfilled." If one in ten thousand constitutes partial fulfillment (and I guess it sort of does) then, okay:
"But the al-Zazas' move offers a rare glimmer of hope to the tens of thousands of Gazans who lost their homes in the war."
Glimmer of hope. Whatever.