Fri. Dec 8th, 2023
Israel’s Airstrikes Leave Devastation in Gaza

Israel has carried out numerous airstrikes against Hamas-ruled Gaza since the militant group’s Oct. 7 attacks in southern Israel resulted in the deaths of 1,400 people. The Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza reported that over 9,000 Palestinians, including 3,760 under the age of 18, have been killed since then. The full extent of the damage caused by the airstrikes remains unknown, but satellite photos reveal the destruction in the Gaza territory.

The recent strikes by Israel targeted the heavily populated area of Jabalia, which was established as a refugee camp in 1948. According to the Hamas-run media office, at least 195 Palestinians were killed in two strikes in Jabalia. Israel claims that it killed two Hamas military leaders in the area. Satellite images show the before and after devastation caused by the explosions in Jabalia.

The northern districts of Beit Lahiya and Beit Hanoun have also been heavily impacted, especially since Israel expanded its ground operations in Gaza. Even before the ground operations, these neighborhoods had already been struck, resulting in various states of collapse. Satellite images display the damage inflicted on areas such as Atatra, Izbat Beit Hanoun, and Al-Karameh.

The United Nations reports that more than half of Gaza’s 2.3 million residents have been displaced, with over 670,000 seeking refuge in UN shelters. Satellite images capture displaced people taking shelter at schools in Gaza City.

Additionally, the Al Watan Tower in Gaza City, which housed international media outlets and telecom service providers, was destroyed by the Israeli Defense Forces following the Hamas attacks. The tower’s destruction can be seen in satellite images.

Finally, satellite images reveal an expanding cemetery in Marzouq Street, Gaza City, with bulldozers preparing new graves, a somber reminder of the escalating death toll.

Israel’s airstrikes have left a trail of devastation in Gaza, with countless lives lost and widespread displacement. The full extent of the damage and its long-term effects are yet to be fully understood.