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830 residential apartments damaged in Israel’s attack on Gaza

Three Palestinians were killed by Israeli air strikes on the blockaded Gaza strip, on 5 May 2019 [Mohammad Asad - Middle East Monitor]
Damaged buildings are seen after Israel carried out air strikes in Gaza on 5 May 2019 [Mohammad Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Deputy Housing Minister in Gaza Naji Sarhan said that 130 residential apartments were completely destroyed and 700 others were partially destroyed in the Israeli strike in Gaza.

In a statement, a copy of which sent to MEMO, Sarhan said that the emergency staff of the ministry started their evaluation of the targeted buildings since the start of the Israeli offensive.

Sarhan condemned the Israeli aggression against the civilians, calling for the international community to urgently interfere to stop the Israeli targeting of the civic buildings, which are protected by the international laws and conventions.

He also called for the donors to help the affected families pay for repairing or rebuilding their homes.

It is worth noting that the Israeli occupation intentionally and directly targeted many residential buildings during the weekend offensive on Gaza.

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