27 July 2014

Assessing the Damage and Destruction in Gaza

An analysis by Unitar/Unosat, an agency of the United Nations, found that about 600 structures had been destroyed in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City in the first two and a half weeks of the Israeli incursion. Israeli officials have said that one of the goals of the incursion is to destroy tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel. Shejaiya has been the site of some of the worst fighting.

By The New York Times; satellite images by Airbus Defense and Space via Unitar/Unosat

Sources: Destruction and damage data from Unitar/Unosat; tunnel areas from Israel Defense Forces

Note: The analysis compared satellite imagery taken Friday with imagery captured two days before the start of the Israeli operation.