One year on: Gaza still subsisting in rubble & ruin

7 Jul

A continuous barrage of Israeli bombs rained down in Gaza for 51 days from 8 July 2015. Associated Press video report, July 2014.

The destruction of Shujaiyeh & Rafah – Surviving Palestinians still subsist among the rubble. To date not one house has been rebuilt – thanks to the tight 9 year siege imposed by Israel & Egypt. Reuters video, 4 June 2015

BBC video report with drone footage of the aftermath of Israel’s 51 day war against Gaza. September 2014

Drone footage reveals the devastating destruction to Shuja’iyeh (Shejaia), a neighbourhood district in Gaza, the result of the Israeli assault that lasted 51 days. Between 8 July and 27 August 2014, Israel’s Operation Protective Edge bombardment killed at least 2,200 Palestinians (mostly civilians) along with 66 Israeli soldiers and 7 civilians in Israel. And according to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA), more than 300,000 Gazans had been sheltering in its schools and up to 500,000 people have been displaced by the conflict. The extensive destruction caused means that many Palestinians have no home to return to. Many faced a harsh winter in emergency shelters. Most still remain without adequate shelter today.

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