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Israeli War Leaves 23 Mln Tons of Debris in Gaza

Mon 18 Mar 2024 | 06:52 PM
Israa Farhan

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) announced on Sunday that the Israeli war left approximately 23 million tons of debris due to the destruction inflicted on the Gaza Strip during the ongoing military attacks since October 7th, according to the German Press Agency (DPA).

In a statement, UNRWA stated that "the destruction inflicted on the Gaza Strip resulted in the formation of an estimated 23 million tons of debris." UNRWA added that homes, schools, clinics, and civilian infrastructure were affected by the war.

UNRWA explained that Gaza would need years to clear the rubble and dispose of unexploded ordnance.

Due to the war, UNRWA noted the destruction of the lives of over 2 million people living in the enclave.

Israel has been conducting a widespread war on the Gaza Strip for the sixth consecutive month following a surprise attack by Hamas on Israeli towns adjacent to the enclave, resulting in the deaths of 1,200 people and the abduction of 230 others.

Since then, about 31,645 Palestinians have been killed, and around 73,676 others, mostly women and men, have been injured, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health.