Report reveals shocking scale of damage caused by Israel offensive on Gaza

People gather around a fire on the rubbles of a destroyed home in Gaza on 29 May 2021 [Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency]

The International Commission for Support of Palestinians' Rights (ICSPR) yesterday revealed a damning report about the destruction inflicted on Gaza during the latest Israeli offensive.

The report, which was sent to the UN, ICC, EU, Human Rights Council, and the Arab League among others, detailed damage to Palestinian facilities and infrastructure during the offensive.

According to the report, during the offensive, which lasted 11-days between 10-21 May, the Israeli occupation carried out more than 2,000 airstrikes that killed 253 people and wounded 1,948 others. Some 66 children were killed.

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Meanwhile, the report stated that 120,000 people were displaced due to their homes being either completely or partially damaged. Some 2,075 housing units were completely or partially damaged and rendered not good for living.

The report also found that 47 media offices were demolished and 70 schools and healthcare centres were partially or completely damaged, including the head office of the Ministry of Health.