Map of the Israeli bombing of Gaza


0

A preliminary UN analysis showed that the devastation inflicted on Gaza during the 11-day conflict between Hamas and Israel in May was severe and widespread, with hundreds of buildings and dozens of roads damaged.

The data, based on the initial analysis of satellite images On May 28, and released by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research this week, it confirms warnings from human rights groups and NGOs that the Israeli bombing that the military said targeted Hamas fighters severely damaged the area’s infrastructure, and that it could take years to rebuild.

The destruction, which can be seen across the 25-mile strip, was concentrated in the north, around Gaza City, and the southeast.

Affected areas in late May

Affected areas in late May

Human rights groups denounced the targeting of the Gaza Strip, which is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. A strict blockade imposed by neighboring Israel and Egypt has kept the Strip in a state of economic crisis for a long time. More than 200 Palestinians were killed during the bombing, according to Gaza health officials. More than 60 of them were children.

Tensions escalated in May after Hamas fired rockets into Israel in response to Israeli police cracking down on Palestinian demonstrators in Jerusalem. Israel responded with air strikes, setting off fighting for about two weeks.

Thirteen people were killed in Israel during rocket attacks by Hamas, the Israeli military said 90 percent of which were blocked by its anti-missile defense system, Iron Dome.

In Gaza, an area with poor and fragile infrastructure, there has been little protection from the strikes.

United Nations data shows that across about 140 square miles, 459 buildings were destroyed or damaged, some of which were near hospitals, clinics and schools. United nations He said On May 21, 6 hospitals, 11 clinics and 53 schools were damaged.

Forty archaeological potholes have been uncovered on the roads, which health care providers say have hampered efforts to efficiently get the injured to hospitals.

“He has completely stopped transporting patients to clinics,” said Eli Sok, MSF’s head of mission in the Palestinian territories. “It really hindered access to care. They had to walk.”

destroyed or severely damaged

329

Al-Jalaa Tower, which was bombed on May 15, used to house the Associated Press.

On May 11, Hanadi Tower became the first high-rise building in the Strip to be bombed.

In rural Gaza, hundreds of potholes have been discovered in the fields along the border with Israel.

destroyed or severely damaged

329

Al-Jalaa Tower, which was bombed on May 15, used to house the Associated Press.

On May 11, Hanadi Tower became the first high-rise building in the Strip to be bombed.

In rural Gaza, hundreds of potholes have been discovered in the fields along the border with Israel.

destroyed or severely damaged

329

Al-Jalaa Tower, which was bombed on May 15, used to house the Associated Press.

On May 11, Hanadi Tower became the first high-rise building in the Strip to be bombed.

In rural Gaza, hundreds of potholes have been discovered in the fields along the border with Israel.

Hamas, the armed group that controls Gaza, estimated the damage to buildings and infrastructure in the Strip at more than $250 million, Haaretz reported,. The organization said that damage to electricity networks affected water purification systems, leaving 800,000 people without easy access to clean drinking water.

Sock said people are working day and night to demolish unstable buildings and reuse materials for reconstruction.

International efforts to rebuild the sector are underway. Egypt has Pledge 500 million dollars which is Allow Such equipment as bulldozers to enter despite its strict siege. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Pledge To help with rebuilding efforts, however, no specific amount has been announced. Providing funding to Hamas, a terrorist group in America, is against US law. President Biden in April announce He will restore funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees after his predecessor Donald Trump, Cut the relationships with the organisation.

Damage was particularly concentrated on Al Wahda Street, a busy commercial area of ​​shops and cafes targeted by Israeli airstrikes on the night of 15 May. The raids killed more than 40 Palestinians and reduced tall buildings to rubble, marking the Israeli army’s bloodiest night. campaign.

Another strike on May 15 hit a 12-story building housing the offices of the Associated Press and Al Jazeera in Gaza. The Israeli military, which gave passengers an evacuation warning watch, said the strike was aimed at a location where Hamas was developing technology to jam the Iron Dome.

By comparing photos before and after the conflict, the United Nations was able to determine that hundreds of buildings had been destroyed or partially damaged by air strikes.

Damaged or severely damaged buildings

average damage

buildings

Analysis of satellite imagery has revealed more than a thousand archaeological craters over Gaza, many of them in fields near the border with Israel.

Field effect pits are detected

By comparing photos before and after the conflict, the United Nations was able to determine that hundreds of buildings had been destroyed or partially damaged by air strikes.

Damaged or severely damaged buildings

average damage

buildings

Analysis of satellite imagery has revealed more than a thousand archaeological craters over Gaza, many of them in fields near the border with Israel.

Field effect pits are detected

By comparing photos before and after the conflict, the United Nations was able to determine that hundreds of buildings had been destroyed or partially damaged by air strikes.

Damaged or severely damaged buildings

average damage

buildings

Analysis of satellite imagery has revealed more than a thousand archaeological craters over Gaza, many of them in fields near the border with Israel.

Field effect pits are detected

The United Nations has identified more than 1,100 archaeological craters across the strip, but has not identified their cause. Six hundred and eighty out of the more than 4,000 rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel fell back to Gaza , According to the Israeli army. the Israeli Defense Army He said It struck more than 1,500 targets in Gaza.

Sok said that the rapid mobilization for the reconstruction of the strip showed the “resilience of Gaza.” But no amount of cement can bring together families and lives destroyed by violence.

“What will take the most time is mental health,” he said. “This is the most complicated part. It is rebuilding the population.”

about this story

The satellite image shown is a composite of images taken between May 21 and 23 by SKYM50 and provided by throat. The analysis described was performed by United Nations Institute for Training and Research On separate photos taken on May 28.

Read more:

How conflict, blockade, and history shaped the geography of Gaza

The roar of an Israeli air strike, the collapse of buildings and the burial of a family under the rubble

After endless struggles, Gazans struggle to rebuild – and whether it’s worth it

.


Like it? Share with your friends!

0

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win
Joseph

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *