STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

At least 2,000 housing units destroyed in fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant groups: Official

Israel launched hundreds of airstrikes on the overcrowded strip, targeting residential, commercial and government buildings.

Published: 22nd May 2021 11:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2021 11:25 PM   |  A+A-

An Israeli firefighter walks next to cars hit by a missile fired from Gaza Strip, in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 (Photo | AP)

By PTI

GAZA CITY: A Palestinian official says an initial assessment shows at least 2,000 housing units were destroyed in the fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant groups in Gaza.

Naji Sarhan, deputy of Gaza's works and housing ministry, tells The Associated Press on Saturday that more than 15,000 other units were partly destroyed in the 11-day war.

Israel launched hundreds of airstrikes on the overcrowded strip, targeting residential, commercial and government buildings.

It said it was going after locations where Hamas had offices and resources. 

Sarhan says four mosques were destroyed along with dozens of police offices in Gaza.

He says most of the factories in Gaza's industrial zone were destroyed or damaged.

Meanwhile, police inspected unexploded Israeli ordinance collected during the campaign.

Police chief Mahmoud Salah said nearly 300 Israeli rockets and shells did not explode. Sarhan put the estimated financial losses from the fighting at $150 million.

He says assessment is still ongoing.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp