Israeli attacks on Gaza, which began on Monday 10th, have already caused damage to over 10,000 homes.
The Ministry of Public Works and Housing in Gaza has said that the number of entirely demolished homes is 800, with a further 9,000 slightly or partially damaged.
The ministry added that it has organised more than 80 excavation operations since the start of the current round of attacks, totaling more than 300 working hours.
The ministry added that it continues to retrieve the bodies of Palestinians killed by artillery and aerial bombing, and is working to remove rubble, ensure roads are open and assess the bombardment’s damage.
The number of Palestinians dead has risen to 197 due to Israel’s continuous, brutal aggression against the Gaza Strip over the last week, including 58 children, 34 women, and 15 elderly people, in addition to 1235 injuries, according to the latest update from them the Palestinian health minister.
The Israeli occupation forces, including aircraft, artillery, and warships, have launched hundreds of attacks across the Gaza Strip, targeting government headquarters, infrastructure, economically important sites, residential areas including tower blocks, and media centres.
Arab Organistion for Human Rights (AOHR UK) has affirmed in a statement that Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip – which follows attacks against worshippers in the al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem (of Al-Quds as it known in Arabic) and attempts to dispossess the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah, also in Al-Quds, in order to make way for illegal settlements– are a threat to international peace, and could push the wider region towards chaos.
And, AOHR UK added, “the silence of the international community and its failure to stop the violence, equating the perpetrator with the victim, makes it a partner in the terrible crimes which the Israeli war machine is visiting on the Palestinian people”.