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The toll of Israeli strikes on Gaza: Mapping the destruction left behind

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In May, a substantial and widespread destruction was made to Gaza during the 11-day conflict between Hamas and Israel. Tons of buildings and dozens of roads were sabotaged as shown by the initial United Nations analysis.

According to the data of preliminary analysis of satellite imagery,human rights groups and nongovernment organizations pointed up that Israeli bombings rigorously damaged the territory’s infrastructure, and that it could take ages to rebuild.
The damage concentrated in the north can be seen across the entire 25-mile strip around Gaza City, and the southeast.

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Rights groups denounced the targeting of Gaza, which is one of the most compactly populated places in the world. A strict siege urged by neighboring Israel and Egypt has long kept the strip in a state of economic crisis. Over 200 Palestinians died during the bombings, according to health officials in Gaza. More than 60 of them were children.


Tensions boiled over in May after Israeli police cracked down on Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem as an out turn of which Hamas fired rockets into Israel. Israel responded with airstrikes, setting off nearly 14 days of ill will among people.

90 percent of the people who lost their lives during Hamas rocket strikes were the Israeli army that was jammed by the Iron Dome, the country’s anti missile defense system,

On may 15,A building in Gaza City which was the house to offices of the Associated Press and other media organizations was hit by an Israeli airstrike. A territory with a bankrupt and fragile infrastructure, there was little protection from the strikes.

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BS International Relations | National University of Modern Languages
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BS International Relations | National University of Modern Languages

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