UN Humanitarian Chief Surveys Gaza Damage
158 | January 22, 2009 at 10:06 amby
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The only hope for Gaza
it that both Israel and
Hamas learned war is
not a good option for
The United Nations humanitarian chief is in Gaza, surveying the damage after a 22-day Israeli offensive against the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers.
John Holmes is touring the Gaza Strip Thursday to assess how the U.N. can best help the territory's 1.5 million people. Holmes has said reconstruction efforts likely would cost billions of dollars.
Israeli ground, air and sea attacks on Gaza caused widespread shortages of power, food and water, and damaged schools, mosques and hospitals.
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