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Picturing the misery of Israel’s 2014 attack on Gaza

The 51-day onslaught led to the death of more than 2,140 people, the majority children, and left hundreds of thousands homeless, living in UNRWA schools or in tents.

A photo exhibition was held in the Gaza Strip yesterday to expose the misery residents of the besieged enclaved suffered during the Israeli offensive in 2014.

Media House, an NGO in Gaza, Put pictures taken by three photographers on show to reflect the suffering of people living in Gaza who are still homeless more than two years after the end of the latest assault.

Hundreds of people flocked to the exhibition which was also attended by a government official from the Ministry of Housing. A number of foreign diplomats were also in attendance.

Israel launched “Operation Protective Shield” on the Gaza Strip in July 2014. The 51-day onslaught led to the death of more than 2,140 people, the majority children, and left hundreds of thousands homeless, living in UNRWA schools or in tents.

Organisers of the exhibition said they hope it would serve as a reminder to international bodies and donors that more than 70,000 residents of the Gaza Strip are still homeless and awaiting funds from pledges given to rebuild the devastated Strip.

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