The United Arab Emirates' ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday that there must be an "irreversible progression" towards a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict for a regional commitment to reconstruction of Gaza.
Lana Nusseibeh said there was "a very strong" Arab consensus that such progress was needed for any contributions towards reconstruction in Gaza once the devastating war between Israel and Hamas is over.
"We cannot keep refunding and then see everything that we have built destroyed," she said at the World Government Summit in Dubai.
"There must be an irreversible progression to the two-state solution for regional partners to be on board with the reconstruction part... and that has to be something that has international guardrails and benchmarks and it has to have the support of the United States amongst other key actors," she said.
Gulf states have historically helped with reconstruction after previous conflicts.
However, the extent of destruction after four months of war in Gaza is unprecedented over decades of conflicts between Israel and the Palestinians, with more than 85 per cent of the enclave's population driven from their homes.
The UAE is one of several Arab states that have established diplomatic ties with Israel over recent years.
Nusseibeh's remarks chime with the stance of Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries on the need for clear progress towards a Palestinian state.
Additional relief supplies for Gaza have been airlifted from Dubai, following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
"Israel must end its siege of Gaza, let aid in and stop the forcible transfer of the Palestinian population," the UAE's Permanent Representative to the UN, Lana Nusseibeh told the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday.
The UAE said it was "deeply disappointed" with the outcome of Tuesday's vote in the UN Security Council on the Gaza humanitarian ceasefire draft resolution, which was supported by 13 of the 15 members.
The comprehensive strategic partnership between the UAE and Germany, and ways to develop areas of bilateral cooperation, have been discussed on a working visit to Germany by the UAE's Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Dr. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Adviser to the UAE President, discussed the latest developments related to the Syrian crisis in a meeting with Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Syria, Geir O. Pedersen, on Tuesday.