Gaza Massive Destruction in Maps
Palestinian medical sources say more than 1,010 Palestinians were killed in the violence, which began on 27 December 2008. Israel says 13 Israelis died, including 10 soldiers in the campaign and three civilians killed as a result of rocket fire from Gaza.
This short war destroyed
much of Gaza. It wil
years and billions of dollars
to even get back to where they
were last year.
Israeli forces ended their offensive against Hamas in Gaza on Saturday, 17 January, following the declaration of ceasefires by Hamas and Israel.
Highlighted below are some of the main buildings identified as destroyed or damaged in Gaza City and the surrounding area based on analysis by Unosat of satellite imagery taken on 19 January.
The image, taken for Unosat at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, has helped researchers identify at least 1,008 destroyed or damaged buildings.
Compare this to the 2996 Lebanon war damage, below
Damage to property was also heavy: in total, some 12,000 civilian buildings were damaged, among them about 400 public buildings, while approximately 2,000 private homes and apartments were completely destroyed. In addition, 23 schools, four kindergartens and two community centers were damaged. During the conflict, hospitals were damaged in Nahariya, Haifa, Safed and Mizra. One of them - a psychiatric hospital - had to be evacuated.
Significant damage was also inflicted on infrastructure: sewage plants were damaged and, in some cases, sewage had to be released into the sea and atmosphere (by burning). Over 50 km of roads were damaged and 40 km² of natural woodland, as well as 2 km² of cultivated forest, were destroyed by fires caused by the missiles."
Casualties and losses Israel Defense Forces:
(including 2 captured bodies)
~250 (Hezbollah claim)
≤500 (Lebanese officials' est.)
~500 (UN officials' est.)
~600 (IDF est.)
Captured: 13 (9 released)
Amal militia: 17 dead
LCP militia: 12 dead
PFLP-GC militia: 2 dead
Lebanese Army 46 dead