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Gaza government says over 181,000 housing units damaged by Israel since 7 October

October 23, 2023 at 8:44 pm

Palestinian people conduct a search and rescue operation under the debris of a destroyed building after the Israeli airstrike in Deir al-Balah, Gaza on October 22, 2023 [Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency]

More than 181,000 housing units have been damaged in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip since 7 October, the Government Media Office said Monday, Anadolu Agency reports.

More than 20,000 units were totally destroyed or rendered uninhabitable

Salama Marouf, a spokesman for the office, told a press conference in Gaza City.

He said 72 government buildings and dozens of public and service facilities were also damaged.

According to the spokesman,

177 schools, 32 mosques and three churches also suffered damage in the Israeli offensive

Interior Ministry spokesman, Iyad Al-Bozom, said most bombs used by Israel in Gaza were US-made.

Israel launched a relentless bombardment campaign on the Gaza Strip following a cross-border attack by Hamas into Israeli border towns on 7 October.

Nearly 6,500 people have been killed in the conflict, including at least 5,087 Palestinians and more than 1,400 Israelis.

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