Anatolia Agency for news has recently published aerial photographs of the Gaza Strip that show the destruction that the Israeli occupation forces caused in Gaza during their recent aggression. The photographs show the rubble piles that were once buildings, houses, and streets of Gaza. The Israeli aggression on Gaza caused massive damage to its infrastructure which requires many years and hundreds of millions of dollars to repair and rebuild.
It is noteworthy to mention that the Israeli government enforces a blockade on the Gaza Strip. This prevents the civilians of Gaza from receiving the medical and material supplies, and fuel to help recover the electrical services in Gaza that were damaged by the Israeli bombs. Furthermore, it impedes the process of rebuilding Gaza and improving its economical state.
The Israeli warplanes intensified their bombardment on agricultural lands, banks, apartments, shops, press offices, clinics and lawyers’ offices, infrastructure, and educational associations during their attack on the Gaza Strip that lasted for 11 days.
The electricity company in Gaza stated that the Israeli bombardment of its main stations caused it a loss of more than 8 million dollars. This creates a struggle for the hospitals and healthcare clinics to help in recovering the people who were wounded during the war. Moreover, it adds to the tragic circumstances of the innocent civilians who are in urgent need of electricity to start recovering what they lost during the war.
In addition, the Israeli occupation warplanes intentionally bombed the main streets and infrastructure of Gaza, which prevented the ambulances and rescue teams from practicing their job. It also restrained the civilians from moving around and seeking refuge in other parts of the Strip. And in an attempt to destruct the educational and technological fields in Gaza, the Israeli occupation warplanes bombed several schools, libraries, and educational and scientific centers.
Furthermore, the Israeli warplanes bombed several buildings that contain headquarters and offices of Arabic and international press, in order to silence the voices of the people of Gaza and to prevent the press from revealing the reality of its aggression and criminality against the innocent civilians.
Arab Organization for Human Rights in the UK condemns the criminal and barbaric aggression on Gaza that targeted residential buildings, health facilities, educational centers, and the infrastructure, and caused the death of hundreds of innocent people. It also calls for the international community to stand against the closure of Gaza in order to ease the miserable circumstances of the civilians. Moreover, AOHR-UK made the following list of the most important buildings and places that were destroyed by the Israeli forces during the recent aggression on Gaza.
|Name of building (target)||Date of bombing||Building’s contents|
|Hanadi Tower||May 11, 2021||the largest building in Gaza Stripconsists of 13 floorscontains many relief institutionscontains apartmentscontains offices of institutions of civil society|
|Al’Omma Forum for Development||May 11, 2021|
|Abu Khadra Governmental Building||May 11, 2021|
|Al-Shorouq Tower||May 12, 2021||one of the most important media headquarters in Gaza Strip and contains many Arabic and international press officesconsists of 13 floorslocated in Al-romani neighborhood, which is one of the most active streets in Gazacontains many companies and press institutionscontains many offices, shops and apartmentscontains al-Aqsa Voice broadcasting, lead by Hamascontains al-Aqsa TV offices, lead by Hamas|
|Basma Association for Cultrural Studies and Arts||May 12, 2021|
|Al-jawhara Tower||May 12, 2021||mostly consists of media institutions like the National News Agency, Palestine journal, al-Arabi channel, al-Ittijah channel (Iraqi), al-Nojaba’ channel, the Syrian channel, al-Kofiya channel, al-Mamlaka channel, the national APA Agency, Sabaq 24 Agency, press forum and the Palestinian Center for Democratic Dialogue and Political Development|
|The Islamic National Bank||May 13, 2021|
|Al-Intaj Commercial Bank||May 14, 2021|
|The Islamic Bank (another branch)||May 15, 2021|
|Ansar Governmental Building||May 15, 2021||contains the headquarters of the leadership of the Ministry of Interior and National Security in Gaza Strip|
|Alrimal Neighborhood||May 15, 2021|
|Qleibo Mosque||May 15, 2021|
|Al-Jala’ Tower||May 16, 2021||consists of 13 floorscontains international press offices like al-Jazeera channel office and Associated Press Agencycontains many offices and clinicscontains 60 apartments|
|Qairo Tower||May 16, 2021||contains many apartments and shops|
|Al-Andalus Tower||May 16, 2021||consists of 10 floorscontains apartments|
|Agricultural lands in the south and north of the Gaza Strip||May 16, 2021|
|Ministry of Labor and Development||May 16, 2021|
|Ansar Governmental building||May 17, 2021||Contains governmental Offices|
|Almahd Tower||May 17, 2021||Consists of 6 floors and is located beside a residential building of 13 floors and a house of 3 floorsContains a pharmacyContains a booksstore|
|Vomco Company for Sponges||May 17, 2021||Is one of the most important economical sources in Gaza|
|Alrasheed Street||May 17, 2021||A central, busy road that connects between the west and north of Gaza|
|A mall in Alrimal Neighborhood||May 17, 2021||Contains offices of lawyers, engineers and accountantsNear an orphanage and a clinic|
|A branch of the Palestinian Health Ministry||May 17, 2021|
|Office of Red Crescent||May 17, 2021|
|Mashareq Association||May 17,2021||Was established in 1999Works in advertizing and ArtsSupported a lot of talented artists in Gaza|
|Al-nahda Library and Print-shop||May 17, 2021|
|A building||May 18, 2021||Near the headquarters of UNRWA and the universities|
|A group of building in Alkateeba Neighborhood||May 18, 2021|
|Sameer Mansour bookstore||May 18, 2021||Works in printing and publishing|
|Kheil Tower in Alrimal Neighborhood||May 18, 2021||Consists of 6 floorsContains Omar Bin Alkhattab MosqueNear UNRWA schools|
|Alro’ya bookshop||May 18, 2021|
|Nafha Center||May 18, 2021|
|Omar Bin Alkhattab Mosque||May 18, 2021|
|Iqra’ Bookstore||May 18, 2021|
|Gaza shore||May 19, 2021|
|Apartment in Alandalus Tower||May 19, 2021||Owned by Atallah Abu Alsabh, a leader in Hamas|