Up to 200 still missing under Gaza's rubble
This is tragic. Two lessons need
to be learned from this. Israel needs
to learn a war often resolves nothing.
Hamas needs to learn that if they
attack Israel, even with ineffective
rockets.Israel will strike back 1,000
As the ceasefire contin
ues to hold, the sheer scale of the destruction in the Gaza Strip is finally emerging. The deadly, three-week assault by Israel has been devastating.
Generations of families are vanished, and entire villages now destroyed. Many of the dead are still buried beneath the rubble, their neighbors and relatives left with no way to retrieve them.
In one of the most harrowing incidents, 35 members of the Samuni family were killed in al-Zeitoun by an F-16. The surviving members dug the bodies out on Sunday, the first day of the ceasefire.
At least 5,000 houses have been destroyed and 20,000 buildings damaged throughout the strip, according to local officials. The Gaza Strip is just 40 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide.
Twenty mosques and 16 ministry offices were destroyed, with at least 200 million dollars worth of damage to local infrastructure