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Egyptian bulldozers sent from Egypt help to remove the rubble of Shorouq tower destroyed by Israeli air strikes last month in Gaza city on June 9, 2021. After brokering a ceasefire between the Israelis and Hamas movement that garnered Egypt international diplomatic clout, Cairo is now banking on a $500 million reconstruction project to shore up its regional political influence. Last month, Egypt pledged half a billion dollars to rebuild the blockaded Palestinian enclave, which was bombarded by Israel for 11 days during heavy fighting with Hamas which ended with an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire on May 21. Photo by Naaman Omar