The Jerusalem post – As more and more glass-clad skyscrapers are constructed across the Middle East, a common question is whether or not they’re real.
Is the glass just a facade to mask the real thing?
In the case of the new high-rise office tower in Gaza City, the answer is yes.
On Monday, the building that houses the Palestinian Ministry of Economy and Tourism (MOMTE) was unveiled in Gaza.
The facade was painted with the words, “The World is Flat,” and was adorned with a glass facade.
The building was constructed on a site where Israel occupied it in 1967.
Since the beginning of the Israeli war on Gaza in 2014, construction of the building has been ongoing.
The government has not announced a timeframe for completion.
In the past, there have been many reports that the building was designed and built by Israeli architects.
In March, The Wall Street Journal reported that Israel’s construction contractor, the World Trade Center Foundation, had agreed to pay $400 million for the building.
The report went on to say that the WTC Foundation had previously been granted a license to work in Gaza under a program that was meant to encourage the construction of more affordable housing.
In a statement on Monday, MOMTE said the building will “provide new opportunities for job creation in the occupied Palestinian territories, and is a step towards building Palestinian economic, social, cultural, and social inclusion.”
In addition to the building, the MOMME also announced that it will build a new office building, a hotel and a gymnasium.
The first building to be constructed is expected to be completed by the end of the year.